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Thomas Henderson

Thomas Henderson, American physician, army officer, congressman.

Background

  • Henderson, Thomas was born on August 15, 1743 in Freehold, New Jersey, United States. Son of John and Ann (Stevens) Henderson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1761.

    Career

    • Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1774. Member Freehold Committee of Observation and Inspection, 1774. Lieutenant local militia in New Jersey, 1775.

      Major Minutemen, 1776. Commissioned major Continental Army, 1776. Surrogate Monmouth County (New Jersey), 1776.

      Lieutenant colonel Forman’s Additional Continental Regiment, 1777. Member New Jersey Provincial Council, 1777, New Jersey Assembly, 1780-1784. Became member local committee of retaliation, 1780.

      Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1780-1784. Judge of common pleas, 1783, 99, master of chancery, 1790. Member New Jersey Council, 1793-1794.

      1812-1813, vice president, 1794. Acting governor New Jersey, 1794. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from New Jersey, 4th Congress, 1795-1797.

      Member New Jersey Medical Society, 1766. Trustee, elder Tennent Church New Jersey.

    Membership

    Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1774. Member Freehold Committee of Observation and Inspection, 1774. Member New Jersey Provincial Council, 1777, New Jersey Assembly, 1780-1784.

    Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1780-1784. Member New Jersey Council, 1793-1794. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from New Jersey, 4th Congress, 1795-1797.

    Member New Jersey Medical Society, 1766.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Hendricks, September 23, 1767. Married second, Rachel Burrowes, January 2, 1778.
    • father: John Henderson
    • mother: Ann (Stevens) Henderson
    • spouses: Mary Hendricks
    • Rachel Burrowes
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    Died December 15, 1824
    (aged 81)
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