Henry L. Muldrow
Born near Tibbee Station, Mississippi, Muldrow was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1857 and from the law department of the same university in 1858. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Starkville, Mississippi. He entered the Confederate States Army as a private in 1861 and before the close of the Civil War attained the rank of colonel of cavalry. He served as district attorney for the sixth judicial district of Mississippi 1869-1871. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1875. Trustee of the University of Mississippi 1876-1898.
Muldrow was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1885). He served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-eighth Congress). He helped to introduce a bill that proposed that the US change to use a modified version of the metric system for coinage. First Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the first administration of President Cleveland. He resigned in 1889 and resumed the practice of law in Starkville, Mississippi. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890. He was appointed chancellor of the first district of Mississippi in September 1899 and served until 1905. He died in Starkville, Mississippi, March 1, 1905. He was interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
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