John S. Henderson

John Steele Henderson ( * January 6, 1846 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; † October 9, 1916 ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1895 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Henderson first attended a private school in Melville and then studied between January 1862 and November 1864 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In November 1864, he broke off his studies to serve during the final phase of the civil war in the army of the Confederacy. Then in 1865 he graduated from the University of North Carolina.

After a subsequent law degree in 1866 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working as a lawyer. Between 1866 and 1868 he was an official land register ( Register of Deeds ) in Rowan County. In 1875, Henderson took part in a meeting to revise the State Constitution as a delegate. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1876 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; In 1878 he was a member of the State Senate. 1881 Henderson was one of three men who were charged with the revision of the laws of the state of North Carolina. In 1884, he acted as a judge at the Inferior Court in Rowan County.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Henderson was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Tyre York on March 4, 1885. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 five legislative sessions; since 1891 he was chairman of the Committee on Post. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Henderson practiced law in Salisbury. In the years 1900 and 1902 he was again elected to the Senate from North Carolina. In 1900, he was also a member of the city council. He died on 9 October 1916 in Salisbury, where he was also buried.