HENRY, Patrick, (1861 - 1933)


HENRY, Patrick, (nephew of Patrick Henry [1843-1930]), a Representative from Mississippi; born near Helena, Phillips County, Ark., February 15, 1861; moved with his parents to Vicksburg, Miss., in 1865; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.; attended the United States Military Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Vicksburg, Miss.; city attorney 1884-1888; member of the State senate from 1888 until he resigned to become district attorney in 1890; district attorney for the ninth judicial district 1890-1900; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; appointed circuit judge of the ninth judicial district in 1900 and served until 1901, when he resigned, having been elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Vicksburg, Miss., until his death there on December 28, 1933; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.