Cowles Mead

Cowles Mead ( born October 18, 1776 in Virginia; † May 17, 1844 in Hinds County, Mississippi ) was an American politician. In 1805, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact birthplace of Cowles Mead is unknown. He enjoyed a good education. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1804, he became the fourth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1805 the successor to the retired in February Samuel Hammond. However, his choice of Thomas Spalding was challenged. After this appeal was upheld, Mead was forced to resign from his position at Spalding in Congress on 24 December 1805.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Cowles Mead moved to the Mississippi Territory. There he was in the years 1806 and 1807 as Managing Secretary of State official of the territorial government. He had to temporarily represent the territorial governor. 1807 Mead territorial delegate in the House of Representatives; in 1812 he ran unsuccessfully for the post of Congress delegates its territory. In 1817 he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of the resulting state of Mississippi. A year later, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1821 he sat in the Senate of Mississippi; 1822 to 1823 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the State. In 1825, Mead ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of Mississippi. He died on 17 May 1844 his plantation " Greenwood " in Hinds County, where he was also buried.