Sydney Emanuel Mudd I
(February 12, 1858 –
October 21, 1911) was
Gallant Green, in Charles County, Maryland, Mudd attended Georgetown University and graduated from St. John's College of Annapolis,
Maryland, in 1878. He studied law privately and also attended
the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, was admitted to the bar in 1880
and commenced practice.
He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates
1879 and 1881, and successfully contested as a Republican the
election of Barnes Compton
fifth district of
to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 20
, to March 3
. He was an
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second
Congress, and was elected to the House of Delegates again in 1895,
serving as speaker.
to La Plata,
Maryland in 1896 and served as a delegate to the Republican
National Convention the same year.
He was elected again from
the fifth district to the Fifty-fifth and to the six succeeding
Congresses, serving from March 4
to March 3
. In Congress, Mudd served as chairman of the
Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice
(Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses). He died in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and is interred in St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church
Cemetery at Chapel Point near La Plata.
His son, Sydney Emanuel Mudd
, was also a Congressman from Maryland.