Henry H. Wells

Henry H. Wells

Infobox Governor
name= Henry Horatio Wells

caption= Portrait of Governor Wells
office= Governor of Virginia
lieutenant= Leopold Copeland Parker Cowper
predecessor= Francis Harrison Pierpont
successor= Gilbert Carlton Walker
birth_date= September 17, 1823
birth_place= Rochester, New York, USA
death_date= February 13, 1890
death_place= Palmyra, New York, USA
party= Republican
profession= Politician, Lawyer

Henry Horatio Wells (September 17, 1823ndash February 13, 1890) served as a provisional Governor of Virginia from 1868 to 1869 during Reconstruction following the American Civil War. Wells was injured in the Virginia State Capitol while attending a court hearing on establishing who was the proper leadership in the City of Richmond after Reconstruction. A courtroom balcony collapsed because of the large attendance. The courtroom floor then collapsed into the Hall of the House of Delegates. The incident injured hundreds, including Wells, and killed dozens. Wells was also a member of the Republican National Committee from Virginia.

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