Bill Hendon

William Martin "Bill" Hendon ( born November 9, 1944 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 1981 and 1987 he represented two times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bill Hendon attended the common schools and graduated from then until 1962, the Lee H. Edwards High School. Subsequently, he studied until 1968 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Until 1970 he was a member of the faculty of this university. From 1970 to 1980 he worked as a private businessman.

Politically Hendon became a member of the Republican Party. In the 1980s, his Congressional election battles were known with his political opponent James M. Clarke of the Democratic Party nationwide. 1980 Hendon was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of V. Lamar Gudger on January 3, 1981. Since he lost in 1982, just ahead of Clarke, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until January 3, 1983. Two years later he was able Clarke also very nearly beat and win back his old seat in Congress, where he spent a further period between January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1987. In 1986 he was again defeated Clarke.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Bill Hendon has worked for the American Defense Institute in the capital Washington.