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James Wilson Henderson

James Wilson Henderson
Full Name: James Wilson Henderson
Birth date: August 15, 1817
Death date: August 30, 1880

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 7th (1) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
  • House, 2nd (2) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
    Speaker
(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 2nd Legislature - Address to the legislature upon adjournment sine die, pp. 1136-1138. House Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, pp. 100-101. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • James Wilson Henderson, birth date 8/15/1817, death date 8/30/1880, color portrait, biographical sketch, interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave .
  • HENDERSON, JAMES WILSON (1817-1880). Served as Lt. Governor from 8/4/1851 to 11/23/1853, then Governor from 11/23/1853 to 12/21/1853. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Governor of Texas 1853. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present .
  • 3rd Lieutenant Governor, 7th Speaker of the House of Representatives: James Wilson Henderson. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Texas Army, Captain, Texas Revolution ("Henderson interrupted his college studies in Kentucky and raised a company of 50 recruits to assist in the Texas Revolution. The group arrived too late to participate even at San Jacinto; nevertheless, Henderson was commissioned a captain and sent back to the United States on recruiting service."); Somervell Expedition ("which retaliated in 1842 against Mexican border raids"); Confederate States Army, Captain. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain under General MacGruder. James Wilson Henderson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.

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