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John N. Henderson John Nathaniel Henderson
Full Name: John Nathaniel Henderson
Date of birth: February 26, 1843
Date of death: December 22, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Leon, Robertson
(1) Elected as a democrat, p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HENDERSON, JOHN NATHANIEL (1843-1907). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • HENDERSON, THOMAS STALWORTH (1859-1937). Death date 2/17/1937. Relatives: Thomas Stalworth Henderson, Samuel Red Henderson, and John Nathaniel Henderson, brothers. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Thomas Stalworth Henderson, Volume II, p. 740. Mentions brothers John Nathaniel Henderson and Samuel Red Henderson. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, John Nathaniel Henderson, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1894-1907. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Other Resources
  • Courtesy of family of Samuel Red Henderson:
    Samuel Red Henderson, birth date 8/19/1853 at Washington on the Brazos, Washington County; death date 2/25/1908 in Bryan, Brazos County; buried in Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos County.
    Thomas Stalworth Henderson, birth date 1/12/1859 at Washington on the Brazos, Washington County; death date 2/17/1937 at Cameron, Milam County; buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County.
    Relatives: Thomas Stalworth Henderson, Samuel Red Henderson, and John Nathaniel Henderson, brothers. Donated Material.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John N. Henderson, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. John N. Henderson, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
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    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs  
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    Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Memorial Resolutions  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Printing  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
     

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