Henry G. WorthingtonRepublican
Henry Gaither Worthington
Born: February 9, 1828 in Cumberland, Maryland
Died: July 29, 1909 in Washington, DC
1863: Chief Clerk, California State Assembly
1864-1865: Member, United States House of Representatives [Nevada]*
Later: Tax Collector, Port of Charleston [South Carolina]
1868-1869: U.S. Minister to Uruguay and the Argentine Republic
Later: Justice, United States District Court
Later: Candidate for US Senator (lost the election by two votes)
- In 1861, James E. Nuttman acted as a second representative of Worthington in a duel against David S. Terry, who was acting as a second representative of William W. Porter.
- NOTABLE HISTORY: Worthington was the first Member of Congress from Nevada after statehood.
- According to BioGuide, Worthington served as a pallbearer at the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.