Cowles MEAD, Congress, GA (1776-1844)
MEAD Cowles , a Representative from Georgia; born in Virginia October 18, 1776; received an English education; lawyer, private practice; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-December 24, 1805), when he was succeeded by Thomas Spalding, who contested his election; secretary of Mississippi Territory, 1806-1807; Acting Governor of Mississippi, 1806-1807; member of the Mississippi state house of representatives, 1807 and 1822-1823; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirteenth Congress in 1812; delegate to the first constitutional convention of Mississippi in 1817; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixteenth Congress in 1818; served in the Mississippi state senate, 1821; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Mississippi in 1825; died on May 17, 1844, on his plantation, ``Greenwood,'' Hinds County, Miss.; interment on his estate.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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