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Thomas Henderson

physician , army officer , congressman

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