John Morgan Henderson

Full Name: John Morgan Henderson
Date of birth: September 10, 1868
Date of death: March 16, 1947

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1) (2)   34th (3)   35th (1) (2)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
S 1 Sep 11, 1914 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (4) (5)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
H 3 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Morris, Red River, Titus

(1) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/9/1917, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 30th, 34th, and 35th Legislatures, and in East Texas: Its History and Its Makers. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 482, John Morgan Henderson, "an active figure in Democratic politics . . . " East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, May 1947, p. 208. John Morgan Henderson. Texas Bar Journal.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Donation of John Tarleton College to the State, Investigate  
Internal Improvements  
Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees  
Judicial Districts  
Nominations of the Governor  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Senatorial Districts  
To have printed the record of the impeachment trial.  
University of Texas, Investigative  
34th R.S. - 1915
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
30th R.S. - 1907
Common Carriers  
Constitutional Amendments  

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