John E. Henderson

John Earl Henderson ( born January 4, 1917 in Crafton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, † December 3, 1994 in Cambridge, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1955 and 1961 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1920, John Henderson came with his family to Cambridge, Ohio. Three years later they moved to the vicinity of this city on a dairy farm. He attended the local public schools including High School in Cambridge. In 1939 he graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his 1942 was admitted to the bar he began in 1946 to work in Cambridge in this profession. In between, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army, where he rose to become a captain in the infantry. He was employed in the European theater and was assigned after the cease of military history department. After his military service, he suggested addition to his profession as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1951 and 1954 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1954, Henderson was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Robert T. Secrest on January 3, 1955. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1961 three legislative periods. This time was determined by the events of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1960, Henderson gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer first again. Between 1980 and 1986 he was appeal judges in Guernsey County. John Henderson died on 3 December 1994 in Cambridge, where he was also buried.