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Henry Horatio Wells (September 17, 1823 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 Capitolmarker while attending a court hearing on establishing who was the proper leadership in the City of Richmondmarker 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 Virginiamarker.


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