Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Henderson, John Brooks

Henderson, John Brooks, a Senator from Missouri; born near Danville, Pittsylvania County, Va., November 16, 1826; moved with his parents to Lincoln County, Mo., in 1832; pursued academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced; member of the State house of representatives 1848-1856; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Buchanan and Breckinridge in 1856 and of Douglas and Johnson in 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston in 1860; member of the State convention in 1861; commissioned a brigadier general in the State militia in 1861; appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Trusten Polk; reelected in 1863 and served from January 17, 1862, to March 3, 1869; special United States attorney for prosecution of a whisky ring at St. Louis in 1865; appointed a commissioner to treat with hostile tribes of Indians in 1867; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1891, and resided there until his death, April 12, 1913; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Henderson, John Brooks," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1297 Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7NMWM85AHPQQ3.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Henderson, John Brooks." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1297, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7NMWM85AHPQQ3.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Henderson, John Brooks' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1297. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7NMWM85AHPQQ3.