Archibald Henderson (politician)

Archibald Henderson ( * August 7, 1768 at Williamsboro, Granville County, North Carolina, † October 21, 1822 in Salisbury, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1799 and 1803 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Archibald Henderson attended the common schools and the Springer College. Around the year 1790, he moved to Salisbury. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new hometown in this profession. Politically, Henderson joined the Federalist Party, founded by Alexander Hamilton.

In the congressional elections of 1798 he was elected the eighth constituency of North Carolina at the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Dempsey Burges on March 4, 1799. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1803 two legislative sessions. During this time, Congress moved in 1800, the new federal capital, Washington DC

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Archibald Henderson practiced again as a lawyer in Salisbury. Between 1807 and 1820, he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. He died on 21 October 1822 in Salisbury, where he was also buried.