Hernando Money

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Hernando Money
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Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
In office
December 1909 – March 4, 1911
Preceded by Charles Allen Culberson
Succeeded by Thomas S. Martin
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
October 8, 1897 – March 4, 1911
Preceded by James Z. George
Succeeded by John Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
Preceded by Clarke Lewis
Succeeded by Andrew F. Fox
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885
Preceded by Otho R. Singleton
Succeeded by Frederick G. Barry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1883
Preceded by Henry Barry
Succeeded by Elza Jeffords
Personal details
Born Hernando DeSoto Money
(1839-08-26)August 26, 1839
Zeiglersville, Mississippi, U.S.
Died September 18, 1912(1912-09-18) (aged 73)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Mississippi, Oxford (LLB)

Hernando DeSoto Money (August 26, 1839 – September 18, 1912) was an American politician from the state of Mississippi.

Biography[edit]

Money was born in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto. Early in his life, he moved with his family to Carrollton, Mississippi. He received his early education in the public schools and from a private tutor and subsequently graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Carrollton, Mississippi, about 1860.

As a young man he served in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. After the war, he established himself as an important planter, lawyer and newspaper editor in Mississippi. He first served in the United States House of Representatives from 1875 to 1885, as a member of the United States Democratic Party to which he would belong for the rest of his life. He decided not to run for reelection in 1884 and established a law partnership with former Assistant Attorney General Alfred A. Freeman.[1] He continued to live in the capital, Washington, D.C. until 1891, when he returned to Carrollton. He served in the United States House again from Mississippi from 1893 to 1897.

Mable Clare Money
Lillian Money

He married Claudia Boddie and had several children. Claudia Boddie Money was also an author. Her stories for boys and girls are both instructive and interesting. Boddie wrote also some admirable Afro-American dialect stories, and one excellent story founded on electrical phenomena. She was fond of abstract study and loved nature with all the delight of the young, and took comfort and consolation from it as do the old. Boddie was a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She was the mother of three daughters and two sons. The two younger daughters, Mable Clare and Lillian Money, usually spent the Winter in Washington with their parents. They both attended the Norwood Institute and the Berlitz School of Languages of Washington. Lillian had a genius for painting, and Mabel performed well on the violin.[2]

In 1897 he was appointed to the United States Senate from Mississippi following the death of James Z. George. He was elected to a full term in 1899 and reelected in 1905, and served in the Senate from 1897 to 1911. He was the chairman of the Committees on Corporations in the District of Columbia and expanded accommodations for the Library of Congress from 1907 to 1909. He was chairman of the Democratic Caucus from 1909 to 1911, when he decided to retire from the Senate. He returned to his home near Biloxi, Mississippi where he died one year later. He was buried in the family vault in Carrollton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A New Law Firm," Washington Evening Star, 1 May 1885, p. 4.
  2. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book. 

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Barry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

1875–1883
Succeeded by
Elza Jeffords
Preceded by
Otho R. Singleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

1883–1885
Succeeded by
Frederick G. Barry
Preceded by
Clarke Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

1893–1897
Succeeded by
Andrew F. Fox
Preceded by
Alfred Moore Waddell
Chair of the House Post Committee
1879–1881
Succeeded by
Henry H. Bingham
Preceded by
Henry H. Bingham
Chair of the House Post Committee
1883–1885
Succeeded by
James Henderson Blount
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
James Z. George
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
1897–1911
Served alongside: Edward C. Walthall, William V. Sullivan, Anselm J. McLaurin, James Gordon, LeRoy Percy
Succeeded by
John Williams
Preceded by
Thomas S. Martin
Chair of the Senate District of Columbia Corporations Committee
1907–1909
Succeeded by
James Taliaferro
Preceded by
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Chair of the Senate Library Accommodations Committee
1907–1909
Succeeded by
Charles Allen Culberson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles Allen Culberson
Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
1909–1911
Succeeded by
Thomas S. Martin