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Henry Stanbery (February 20, 1803June 26, 1881) was an Americanmarker lawyer and Presidential Cabinet member.

Born in New Yorkmarker, he moved to Ohiomarker in 1814. He graduated from Washington College in Washington, Pennsylvaniamarker (now Washington and Jefferson College near Pittsburghmarker and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1824 and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United Statesmarker in 1832.

In 1846 he was elected the first attorney general of Ohio by the Ohio General Assembly. President Andrew Johnson appointed Stanberry Attorney General of the United States in 1866. He resigned on March 12, 1868, to defend Johnson during his impeachment trial. At the conclusion of the trial, Johnson renominated him as Attorney General and also to the Supreme Court, but the Senate reduced the number of Supreme Court seats, which meant that Johnson nominated Stanberry for a non-existent position.

Stanbery lived in Fort Thomas, Kentuckymarker, from 1857 to 1881[75465], He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newportmarker. He died in New York Citymarker in 1881 and is buried in Cincinnati, Ohiomarker, at the Spring Grove Cemeterymarker.

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