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Henry Cosgrove (born 19 December 1834, at Williamsport, Pennsylvaniamarker; died at Davenport, Iowamarker, 23 December 1906) was an American Catholic priest, who became the second Bishop of Davenport, U.S.A. He was the first native of the United States appointed to a see west of the Mississippi River.


In 1845 he moved to Iowamarker with his parents, from Pennsylvaniamarker. He was ordained a priest 27 August, 1857, and became pastor of St. Marguerite's church, Davenport, in 1861.

After the death of John McMullen, Bishop of Davenport, he was administrator of the see, for which he was consecrated 20 July, 1884.


  • Reuss, Biog. Encyc. of the Cath. Hierarchy of U.S. (Milwaukee, 1898);
  • The Messenger (New York, Jan., 1907).

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