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Leonard Henderson

Leonard Henderson, American jurist.

Background

  • Henderson, Leonard was born on October 6, 1772 in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Richard and Elizabeth (Keeling) Henderson.

  • Education

    • Studied law in office of Judge John Williams, Hillsboro, North Carolina.

    Career

    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1794. Clerk of district court, Hillsboro, 1794-1800. Private practice of law, Hillsboro, 1800-1808.

      Judge North Carolina Superior Court, 1808-1816. Judge North Carolina Supreme Court, 1818-1829, chief justice, 1829-1833.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Starr, 4 children.
    • father: Richard Henderson
    • mother: Elizabeth (Keeling) Henderson
    • spouse: Frances Starr
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    Born October 6, 1772
    Died August 13, 1833
    (aged 60)
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