MULDROW, Henry Lowndes, (1837 - 1905)


MULDROW, Henry Lowndes, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Tibbes Station, Clay County, Miss., February 8, 1837; was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1857 and from the law department of the same university in 1858; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Starkville, Miss.; entered the Confederate Army as a private in 1861 and before the close of the Civil War attained the rank of colonel of cavalry; district attorney for the sixth judicial district of Mississippi 1869-1871; member of the State house of representatives in 1875; trustee of the University of Mississippi 1876-1898; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-eighth Congress); First Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the first administration of President Cleveland; resigned in 1889 and resumed the practice of law in Starkville, Miss.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; appointed chancellor of the first district of Mississippi in September 1899 and served until 1905; died in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss., March 1, 1905; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.