Henry Warren Ogden
U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 4th congressional district
In office
May 12, 1894 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard
Succeeded byPhanor Breazeale
Louisiana State Representative from Bossier Parish
In office
Preceded byJohn C. Vance
Succeeded byRobert Houston Curry
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byRobert N. Ogden, Jr.
Succeeded bySamuel P. Henry
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1842-10-21)October 21, 1842
Washington County
Virginia, USA
DiedJuly 23, 1905(1905-07-23) (aged 62)
Benton, Bossier Parish
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 16th Missouri Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Henry Warren Ogden (October 21, 1842 – July 23, 1905) was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana's 4th congressional district.


He was born in Abingdon in Washington County in far southwestern Virginia. In 1851, he moved with his parents to Warrensburg in Johnson County in west central Missouri, where he attended common schools.

During the American Civil War, he joined the Confederate States of America Army, despite living in a state that had remained within the Union. He rose to the rank of lieutenant. Ogden was a first lieutenant of Company D, Sixteenth Regiment, Missouri Infantry, and afterward on the staff of Brigadier General Lewis, Second Brigade, Parsons’ division, Missouri Infantry. He was captured and held for one year as a prisoner of war. On June 8, 1865, he was paroled at Shreveport in Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. There he remained and became a wealthy planter in adjacent Bossier Parish.

In 1879, Ogden was a member of the Louisiana constitutional convention and was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from Bossier Parish. He was the Speaker from 1884 to 1888. In 1894, he won a special election as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Newton C. Blanchard. Ogden was reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses, having served from May 12, 1894, to March 3, 1899. He left Congress in 1899 to return to his farm and died six years later in Benton, the Bossier Parish seat of government.


U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byNewton C. Blanchard U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 4th congressional districtHenry Warren Ogden 1894–1899 Succeeded byPhanor Breazeale Preceded byJohn C. Vance Louisiana State Representative for Bossier ParishHenry Warren Ogden 1880–1894 Succeeded byRobert Houston Curry Preceded byRobert N. Ogden, Jr. of Orleans Parish Speaker of the Louisiana House of RepresentativesHenry Warren Ogden 1884–1888 Succeeded bySamuel P. Henry of Cameron Parish