David N. Henderson

David Newton Henderson ( * April 16, 1921 at Hubert, Onslow County, North Carolina, † 13 January 2004 in Wilmington, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1977 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Henderson attended to 1938, Wallace High School and thereafter until 1942, the Davidson College. During the Second World War, he served 1942-1946 in the U.S. Army Air Corps, later the Air Force emerged from the. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1949 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In the years 1951 and 1952, Henderson was an advisor to the education and Arbeitsauschusses of Congress. From 1954 to 1958 he was a prosecutor in Duplin County. He then worked until 1960 as a judge.

Politically, Henderson member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1960 he was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Graham Arthur Barden on January 3, 1961. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1977 eight legislatures. Since 1975 he was Chairman of the Postal Committee and the Committee, which dealt with the public service. In Henderson's time as a congressman fell among other things, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal. In addition, the 23, the 24th, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1976, David Henderson gave up another candidacy. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics. He died on 13 January 2004 in Wilmington.