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FLOOD, Henry De La Warr (1865-1921)

FLOOD, HENRY DE LA WARR, (brother of Joel West Flood and uncle of Harry Flood Byrd), a Representative from Virginia; born in "Eldon," Appomattox County, Va., September 2, 1865; attended the public schools of Appomattox and Richmond, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Appomattox, Va.; member of the Virginia state house of delegates, 1887-1891; member of the Virginia state senate, 1891-1903; elected prosecuting attorney for Appomattox County, 1891, 1895, and 1899; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served until his death (March 4, 1901-December 8, 1921); chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Territories (Sixty-second Congress); author of the resolutions declaring a state of war to exist between the United States and the Imperial German Government and with the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Government; died on December 8, 1921, in Washington, D.C.; interment in a mausoleum on the courthouse green at Appomattox, Va.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: ca. 1870-1921, approximately 32,500 items.
The papers of Henry D. Flood contain correspondence, legislative bills, resolutions, newspaper articles, and other papers relating chiefly to political affairs in Virginia. Subjects include bills introduced, army and military matters, campaign materials, diplomatic and foreign affairs, the establishment of the national fertilizer development center at Muscle Shoals, Ala., prohibition, revenue and taxes, roads, tariff, War Dept. matters, and agricultural legislation. Correspondents include Harry F. Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, John Quinn, Thomas F. Ryan, Elbert Lee Trinkle, and Robert W. Woolley.


University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Barnhart Family Papers, 1832-1963, approximately 790 items.
The papers include a letter from Henry D. Flood, 1917, concerning efforts to keep the United States out of the European war.

Papers: In the W.E. Bibb and other Louisa County, Va., Families Papers, 1830-1940, approximately 18,250 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Bocock and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox Counties Papers, 1760-1897, approximately 3000 items.
Subjects include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Harry Flood Byrd Papers, 1896-1921, approximately 5 feet.
The papers contain congressional, business, and personal papers and correspondence and photographs of Henry D. Flood. Permission needs to be arranged before accessing the collection.

Papers: In the Harry Flood Byrd Scrapbooks, ca. 1897-1927, 12 volumes.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Allen Caperton Braxton Papers, ca. 1801-1947, approximately 52,000 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the James Taylor Ellyson Papers, ca. 1865-1910, approximately 1,500 items.
Correspondents include Henry Delaware Flood.

Papers: In the Randolph Harrison Papers, 1905-1921, 1000 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Low Moor Iron Company (Alleghany County, Va.) Records, 1872-1930, 95 linear feet.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the William T. McCue Papers, 1883-1921, 400 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the William Hodges Mann and William Hodges Mann, Jr. Papers, 1856-1953, approximately 13,000 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Photographs: In the Members of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902 Photograph Album, 1 volume.
Persons represented include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Passage of the Telepost Bill of 1910 Letters, 1907-1910, 9 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Camm Patteson Papers, 1875-1900, 175 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the George Scott Shackelford and Virginius Randolph Shackelford Papers, 1914-1926, 2000 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the Reamur Coleman Stearnes Papers, ca. 1830-1942, approximately 20,000 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

Papers: In the A. F. Thomas Papers, 1914-1943, 300 items.
Correspondents include Henry D. Flood.

  • Kaufman, Burton Ira "Henry De La Warr Flood: A Case Study of Organization Politics in an Era of Reform." Ph.D. diss., Rice University, 1966.
  • Treon, John A. "The Political Career of Henry De La Warr Flood: A Biographical Sketch, 1865-1921." Essays in History (University of Virginia) 10 (1964-1965): 44-65.
  • United States. 67th Congress, 2d session, 1921-1922. House. Henry D. Flood. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924.