Born at Henrys Mill, Kentucky, Henry attended Georgetown Academy, Kentucky, and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1817. He served at Fort Meigs in 1813 as surgeon's mate of Kentucky troops. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and the practice of medicine.
Henry was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert P. Henry and served from December 11, 1826, to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1827 to the Twentieth Congress. Professor in the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati in 1831. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois, in 1834 and to Burlington, Iowa, in 1845 and resumed the practice of medicine. He died in Burlington, Iowa, November 12, 1873. He was interred in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
|19th||Senate: R. M. Johnson | J. Rowan||House: D. Trimble | T. Metcalfe | F. Johnson | R. Letcher | T. Moore | R. Buckner | C. Wickliffe | J. Lecompte | W. Young | J. Clark | R. McHatton | J. Henry|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Robert P. Henry
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th congressional district
1826–1827 (obsolete district)