Henderson M. Jacoway

Henderson Madison Jacoway ( born November 7, 1870 in Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas; † August 4, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1923 he represented the fifth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henderson Jacoway visited the Dardanelle High School until 1887 and then until 1892, the Winchester Normal College in Winchester ( Tennessee). After studying law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and its made ​​in 1898 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in his hometown of Dardanelle. At that time he was secretary of the Dawes Commission, which dealt with the distribution of land in what was then Indian Territory.

Between 1904 and 1908 was Jacoway prosecutor in the fifth judicial district of Arkansas. He became a member of the Democratic Party and was its Executive Board from 1910 to 1912 in Arkansas. In 1910 he was in the fifth district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he replaced Charles C. Reid on March 4, 1911. After five elections Jacoway could pass in Congress until March 3, 1923 a total of six legislative periods.

In 1922 he opted not to run again. He moved to Little Rock, where he was 1923-1929 Vice President of the People's Savings Bank. He then worked again as a lawyer. From 1936 to 1945 Jacoway was regional advisor to the Social Committee for the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. He died in August 1947 in Little Rock and was also buried there.