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Pennsylvania State Senate

Henry G Bussey



Session Position District Party
1875 28 Democrat
1877 28 Democrat
 Counties   York


1816 -

HENRY G. BUSSEY, M. D., was born at Green Spring Plantation, Harford Co., Md., in 1816, and is the third son of Henry G. and Elizabeth (Harris) Bussey, of French and Scotch descent,
respectively.  The paternal grandfather was a colonel during the Revolutionary war, and the
maternal grandfather a captain.  Henry G. Bussey was a captain in the war of 1812.  Our subject
received his elementary education at the Green Spring Academy, on his father’s premises; he
then read medicine for two years with Dr. W. J. McElheney, of Bel Air, Md.; then, in 1834,
entered the University of Maryland, from which he graduated in 1837; he practiced in Peach
Bottom Township, this county, a few months, then in Maryland until 1840, when he settled in
Shrewsbury borough, where he has ever since enjoyed a lucrative practice.  In 1837 he married
Miss Catharine Boarman, who bore him two children (Mary Elizabeth and Henry G.), and died in
January, 1884.  The Doctor has held a number of offices, among them those of inspector and
judge of elections, school director, physician to the county prison, physician to Alms House in
his native county, prothonotary, 1857 to 1863, and in 1874-76 State senator.  In 1848 he was
nominated for congress, but declined in favor of J. B. Dana.