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Warmoth, Henry Clay 1842- Lawyer; born in McLeansboro, Ill., May 9, 1842; was admitted to the bar in Lebanon, Mo., in 1861; entered the National army as lieutenant-colonel of the 32d Missouri Infantry in 1862; served later on the staffs of Gen. John A. McClernand and Gen. E. O. C. Ord; participated in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, etc.; was appointed military judge in the Department of the Gulf, where he served till the close of hostilities, having jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and military cases; was with President Johnson during his swing around the circle through the Northern and Eastern States; governor of Louisiana in 1868-73; and collector of customs in New Orleans in 1889-93. In 1890 he built the New Orleans, Fort Jackson, and Grand Isle Railroad, of which he became president.