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John Steele Henderson

John Steele Henderson, American congressman. member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1876, Senate, 1878-1900, 1902; member 49th to 53d Congresses (1885-1895), 7th North Carolina District; member Board Education, Salisbury, etc. Trustee University of North Carolina.

Background

  • Henderson, John Steele was born on January 6, 1846 in Salisbury, North Carolina, United States. Son of Archibald and Mary Steele (Ferrand) Henderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1865. (Doctor of Laws, Trinity College, North Carolina, 1890).

    Career

    • September 30, 1874. Left college and enlisted as private Company B, 10th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, November 1864. Continued in army until surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston, April 26, 1865. Studied law in office of Judge Nathaniel Boyden, and in Judge Pearson’s law school, Richmond Hill, North Carolina.

      Licensed to practice in County Court, 1866, in Superior and Supreme courts, 1867. Register of deeds, Rowan Company, North Carolina, 1866-1868. Member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1876, Senate, 1878-1900, 1902.

      Elected by general assembly as member code commission, North Carolina, and served 3 years (code published, 1883). Member 49th to 53d Congresses (1885-1895), 7th North Carolina District. President People’s National Bank.

      Chairman Board Education, Rowan Company. Member Board Education, Salisbury, etc. Trustee University of North Carolina.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1876, Senate, 1878-1900, 1902. Member 49th to 53d Congresses (1885-1895), 7th North Carolina District. Member Board Education, Salisbury, etc.

    Trustee University of North Carolina.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Brownrigg Cain.
    • father: Archibald Henderson
    • mother: Mary Steele (Ferrand) Henderson
    • spouse: Elizabeth Brownrigg Cain.
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    Died October 9, 1916
    (aged 70)
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