HENRY, Patrick, Congress, MS (1843-1930)


HENRY, Patrick, (uncle of Patrick Henry [1861-1933]), a Representative from Mississippi; born near Cynthia, Madison County, Miss., February 12, 1843; attended the common schools, Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss., Madison College, Sharon, Miss., and the Nashville (Tenn.) Military College; moved to Brandon, Miss., in 1858; enlisted in the Confederate service as a first lieutenant in Company B, Sixth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, in 1861; served throughout the Civil War and surrendered at Greensboro, N.C., April 26, 1865, as major of the Fourteenth (Consolidated) Mississippi Regiment; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Hinds and Rankin Counties until 1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Brandon, Miss.; member of the State house of representatives 1878-1890; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; assistant United States district attorney in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Brandon, Miss.; member of the State senate 1904-1908; served as mayor of Brandon from 1916 until his death in Brandon, Miss., May 18, 1930; interment in Brandon Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present