- FRENCH, Henry Flagg, jurist, was born at Chester, N.H., Aug. 14, 1813; son of the Hon. Daniel and Sarah W. (Flagg) Bell French. He was educated at academies in his native state and at Hingham, Mass., and studied law in the office of his father and at Harvard law school. He was admitted to the bar in 1835 and practised in Chester until 1840 when he removed to Portsmouth and thence in 1842 to Exeter, N.H. He was county solicitor, 1838-48, and bank commissioner, 1848-52. He was a justice of the court of common pleas, 1855-59, removing to Concord, Mass., in the latter year. He was district attorney for Suffolk county, 1862-65, and was president of the Massachusetts agricultural college in 1865-66. In 1876 he was appointed by General Grant second assistant secretary of the U.S. treasury and held the office until 1885, when he returned to Concord, Mass. He was married to Anne, daughter of Chief-Justice Richardson. He died in Concord, Mass., Nov. 29, 1885.