Henry L. Muldrow
|Henry L. Muldrow|
|First Assistant United States Secretary of the Interior|
July 1, 1885 – April 1, 1889
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1885
|Preceded by||Lucius Q. C. Lamar|
|Succeeded by||John M. Allen|
|Born||Henry Lowndes Muldrow
February 8, 1837
Lowndes County, Mississippi
|Died||March 1, 1905
Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Resting place||Odd Fellows Cemetery,
|Spouse(s)||Eliza Dick Ervin Muldrow (m. 1860)|
|Alma mater||University of Mississippi (BA)|
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1861–1865|
|Commands||11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment (acting) (1865)|
Henry L. Muldrow (born Henry Lowndes Muldrow; February 8, 1837 – March 1, 1905) was an American politician who served as First Assistant Secretary of the Interior in the first Cleveland administration. Prior to this he served as U.S. Representative from Mississippi's 1st congressional district, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and as an officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded a cavalry regiment in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.
Henry Lowndes Muldrow was born in Lowndes County, Mississippi, on February 8, 1837, the sixth child of Simon Connell (1809–1868) and Louisa Adaline (née Cannon; 1798–1853) Muldrow. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1858. The next year he graduated from the law school of the same university; being admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Starkville, Mississippi, in the year after. He was appointed second lieutenant in Company C, 14th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in 1861; later attaining the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. Afterwards he served as the attorney for the sixth judicial district of Mississippi and became a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1875. From 1876 to 1898 he was a trustee of his alma mater.
Muldrow was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1885). He also served as Chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-sixth Congress), and on the Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-eighth Congress). He also helped to introduce a bill that proposed that the U.S. change to use a modified version of the metric system for coinage. During the first administration of President Grover Cleveland he was appointed to the office of First Assistant Secretary of the Interior. He resigned in 1889 and resumed his law practice. In 1890 he was as delegate to Mississippi's state constitutional convention; being appointed chancellor of the first district of Mississippi in September 1899; serving until 1905. He died on March 1, 1905.
Muldrow, Oklahoma, is named after him.
- List of people from Mississippi
- List of United States Representatives from Mississippi
- List of University of Mississippi alumni
- Historical Catalogue of the University of Mississippi, 1849-1909. Nashville, Tenn.: Marshall & Bruce Company. 1910. p. 103. LCCN 10033416 – via Internet Archive.
- Estes, Claud (1912). List of Field Officers, Regiments and Battalions in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865. Macon, Georgia: J. W. Burke Company. p. 92. LCCN 26020215. OCLC 1728286. OL 6694735M – via Internet Archive.
- Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Embracing an Authentic and Comprehensive Account of the Chief Events in the History of the State and a Record of the Lives of Many of the Most Worthy and Illustrious Families and Individuals. Vol. II. Part I. Gretna: Firebird Press. 1999 [1st pub. The Goodspeed Publishing Company:1891]. pp. 480–483. OL 25931969M – via Internet Archive.
- Leftwich, George J. (1909). Riley, Franklin L., ed. "Henry Lowndes Muldrow". Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society. Vol. X. Oxford, Mississippi: Mississippi Historical Society. pp. 269–278. ISSN 0885-792X. LCCN 10020861. OL 22890925M – via Internet Archive.
- "The Popular Science Monthly". April 1879. p. 758. ISSN 0161-7370. Retrieved November 6, 2016.