Henry Markham

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Not to be confused with Henry Markram.
Henry Harrison Markham
18th Governor of California
In office
January 8, 1891 – January 11, 1895
Lieutenant John B. Reddick
Preceded by Robert Waterman
Succeeded by James Budd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1887
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by William Vandever
Personal details
Born (1840-11-16)November 16, 1840
Wilmington, New York
Died October 9, 1923(1923-10-09) (aged 82)
Pasadena, California
Political party Republican
Profession Lawyer, Soldier and Politician

Henry Harrison Markham (November 16, 1840 – October 9, 1923) was a United States Representative from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1887. He declined run for Congress in 1886, but ran for Governor and was the 18th governor of California from January 8, 1891 until January 11, 1895.

Markham was born in Wilmington, New York. During the Civil War, Markham enlisted as a private in Company G, 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment; he was promoted to second lieutenant. Markham was part of General Sherman’s march to the sea in 1864,. He was wounded at the battle of Whippy in 1865. He was discharged After the war returned to Wisconsin and settled in Milwaukee. In Milwaukee he studied law and passed the bar in 1867. He practiced law in Milwaukee in the State and US courts. He moved with his family to Pasadena in 1879 and continued to practice law. In Pasadena Markham was on the school board and was one of the founder the Pasadena public library. Markham invited and was par of the Calico Union Mining Company. During his run for Governor he was referred to as "the dashing colonel from Pasadena. He died in Pasadena, California and is interment in Mountain View Cemetery.


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Waterman
Governor of California
Succeeded by
James Budd
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Vandever