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Leonard Henderson

jurist

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