John Brooks Henderson, lawyer. member Missouri legislature, 1848. 1856-1857; member Pan-American Congress, 1889-1890.
Henderson, John Brooks was born on November 16, 1826 in Pittsylvania Company Virginia. Son of James and Jane (Dawson) Henderson.
Academic education; (Doctor of Laws, University of Missouri, 1882).
Father of John Brooks H., Junior In law practice, since 1848. Member Missouri legislature, 1848. 1856-1857; presidential elector, 1856, 1860, member Missouri convention to determine the question of secession, 1861-1863.
United States senator from Missouri, January 1862, to March 4, 1869. Special commissioner to make peace with Indian tribes of West, 1867. Republican candidate for government of Missouri, 1872.
Special United State Attorneys for prosecuting “whisky ring” at St. Louis, 1875. President Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1884. Member Pan-American Congress, 1889-1890.
Elected by Congress, 1892 and 1898, a regent of the Smithsonian Institution Author of the 13th Amendment to Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery. Home: Washington, Distric.
Member Missouri legislature, 1848. 1856-1857; member Pan-American Congress, 1889-1890.