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Henry Lee Myers (October 9, 1862 – November 11, 1943) was a United States Senator from Montana.

Henry Lee Myers
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United States Senator
from Montana
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byThomas H. Carter
Succeeded byBurton K. Wheeler
Member of the Montana Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1862-10-09)October 9, 1862
Boonville, Missouri, U.S.
DiedNovember 11, 1943(1943-11-11) (aged 81)
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Resting placeRiverview Cemetery, Hamilton, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic


Born near Boonville, Missouri, he attended Cooper Institute and Boonville Academy, both private schools. He studied law and was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association in 1884, commencing practice in Boonville. He moved to Hamilton, Montana in 1893, and was prosecuting attorney of Ravalli County, Montana from 1895 to 1899. He was a member of the Montana Senate from 1899 to 1903, and was a district judge of the fourth judicial district of Montana from 1907 to 1911.

Myers was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1910 and reelected in 1916, serving from March 4, 1911 until March 3, 1923. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands (Sixty-third Congress) and a member of the Committees on Public Lands (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), and Indian Depredations (Sixty-sixth Congress). In 1923, he moved to Billings, Montana and continued the practice of his profession. He was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of Montana in 1927 and once again resumed the practice of law in 1929.

He died in Billings, Montana in 1943 and was interred in Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton, Montana.


  • United States Congress. "Henry L. Myers (id: M001129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Thomas H. Carter
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Montana
Succeeded by
Burton K. Wheeler