Patrick Henry (U.S. congressman)

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Patrick Henry
Member of the Mississippi State Senate
In office
ConstituencyFifth District
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901
ConstituencyMississippi's 7th district
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
from the Rankin County district
In office
Personal details
Born(1843-02-12)February 12, 1843
Cynthia, Mississippi
DiedMay 18, 1930(1930-05-18) (aged 87)
Brandon, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic
EducationMadison College
OccupationLawyer, politician

Patrick Henry (February 12, 1843 – May 18, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.


Born near Cynthia, Mississippi, Henry attended the common schools, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, Madison College, Sharon, Mississippi,[1] and the Nashville (Tennessee) Military College. He moved to Brandon, Mississippi, in 1858. He enlisted in the Confederate service as a first lieutenant in Company B, Sixth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, in 1861. He served throughout the Civil War and surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, April 26, 1865, as major of the Fourteenth (Consolidated) Mississippi Regiment. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in Hinds and Rankin Counties until 1873. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Brandon. He served as member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing Rankin County, from 1878 to 1890. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890. He served as assistant United States district attorney in 1896.

Henry was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of law in Brandon. He served as member of the State Senate from 1904 to 1908. He served as mayor of Brandon from 1916 until his death in Brandon, Mississippi, May 18, 1930. He was interred in Brandon Cemetery.

His nephew, Pat Henry, was elected in a different congressional district in Mississippi in the term after he left office.


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  1. ^ John Howard Brown (May 30, 2006). The Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Comprising the Men and Women of the United States Who Have Been Identified with the Growth of the Nation. Kessinger Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-4254-8625-9. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by

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