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United States representative , politician

Patrick Henry, American ex-congressman, lawyer. member Miss; member Congress, 1897-1901; member Miss.


Henry, Patrick was born on February 12, 1843 in Madison Company, Mississippi, United States.


Born near Cynthia, Mississippi, Henry attended the common schools, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, Madison College, Sharon, Mississippi, and the Nashville (Tennessee) Military College.


He moved to Brandon, Mississippi, in 1858. 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, Mississippi. 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, Mississippi. He served as mayor of Brandon from 1916 until his death in Brandon, Mississippi, May 18, 1930. He was interred in Brandon Cemetery.


He served as member of the State house of representatives 1878-1890. He served as member of the State senate 1904-1908.