Henry Hosford Gurley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byPhilemon Thomas
Personal details
Born(1788-05-20)May 20, 1788
Lebanon, Connecticut
DiedMarch 16, 1833(1833-03-16) (aged 44)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Political partyNational Republican Party
Spouse(s)Lucy Goodwin Gurley

Henry Hosford Gurley (May 20, 1788 – March 16, 1833) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served four terms in three parties.

Gurley was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, and attended Williams College. He was first elected to Congress as an Adams-Clay Republican, then served two terms as an Adams candidate, and finally served one term as an anti-Jacksonian. A collection of Gurley's papers between 1815 and 1831 is located in the Tulane University Special Collections. Gurley served as a district judge in Louisiana following his term in Congress.


Gurley married Lucy Goodwin of Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 1810. She died in January 1830. The couple had eight children—4 boys and 4 girls.

Gurley's brother, John Ward Gurley, served as the Territory of Orleans attorney general in 1803.