Sydney Emanuel Mudd II
|U.S. Representative from Maryland's 5th congressional district|
March 4, 1915 – October 11, 1924
|Preceded by||Frank O. Smith|
|Succeeded by||Stephen W. Gambrill|
|Born||June 20, 1885|
Gallant Green, Charles County, Maryland
|Died||October 11, 1924 (aged 39)|
|Relations||Sydney Emanuel Mudd|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University (B.A., LL.B.)|
Sydney Emanuel Mudd II (June 20, 1885 – October 11, 1924) was an American attorney and politician from Maryland's 5th congressional district, elected to several terms as a US Representative in Congress, dying in office. He was a Republican.
Early life and education
Sydney Emanuel Mudd, Jr. was born on June 20, 1885 at his parents' plantation in Gallant Green, Charles County, Maryland, Mudd was the son of Ida (née Griffin) and Sydney Emanuel Mudd, who became a US Congressman. He was raised Catholic, attending the public schools of Charles County and the District of Columbia. He moved with his parents to La Plata, Maryland, in 1896. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1906 with a B.A., and from its law school in 1909 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Like his father, Mudd joined the Republican Party. He was appointed assistant district attorney of the District of Columbia, a federal position, in February 1911.
Mudd did not marry or have any children.
Mudd's father had told him he would not be seeking re-election, and his last term as Congressman ended in March 1911. Mudd II resigned as assistant district attorney in March 1911 to campaign for the seat as US Congressman from Maryland's 5th congressional district. Mudd did not win the Republican nomination in 1912 to run for election to the Sixty-third Congress. He was reappointed assistant district attorney in July 1912.
In March 1914, Mudd resigned again to become a candidate for Congress. He was elected in 1914 from the fifth district of Maryland as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1915 until his death.
He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from illness on October 11, 1924. He is interred in St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church Cemetery at Chapel Point near La Plata, where his father was also buried.
- "Sydney Mudd Dies in Mid-Campaign". Evening Star. Washington, D.C. October 12, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved April 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "News Notes". The Baltimore Sun. p. 1. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- "Sydney E. Mudd Dead". The Washington Post. October 22, 1911. p. 14. Retrieved April 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Congressman Sydney E. Mudd Dies Suddenly". The Baltimore Sun. October 12, 1924. p. 16. Retrieved April 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Representative Mudd Dies Suddenly in Baltimore: Develops Fever from Intestinal Trouble". The Washington Post. October 12, 1924.
- United States Congress. "Sydney Emanuel Mudd II (id: M001060)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "Mudd, Sydney Emanuel II", Maryland Biographical Dictionary, pp. 388–390
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Frank Owens Smith
| Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Maryland
Stephen Warfield Gambrill