Henry Fisk Janes Edit Profile
He studied law in Montpelier and was admitted to the bar.
He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont. He served in the War of 1812 as an officer in Captain Gideon Wheelock's company of Vermont Militia, and participated in the Battle of Plattsburgh. He began the practice of law in Waterbury.
He was Postmaster from 1820 until 1830. Janes was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin F. Deming and was reelected to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving from December 2, 1834 until March 3, 1837. He was an unsuccessful Anti-Masonic candidate for reelection in 1836.
Janes died on June 6, 1879 in Waterbury, Vermont, and is interred at Hope Cemetery in Waterbury.
He served as a member of the Governor's Council from 1830 until 1834. He was the Vermont State Treasurer from 1838 until 1841 as a Whig, and served as a member of the state council of censors in 1848. Janes joined the Republican Party at its creation in the mid-1850s, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1854, 1855, 1861, and 1862.