John Henderson

John Henderson

Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Death 15 Sep 1857 (aged 60)
Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Plot 6 or 7
Memorial ID 13054902 · View Source
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US Senator. A Mississippi River flatboatman who later studied law and was admitted to the Mississippi bar, he was also a Brigadier General in the Mississippi State Militia. He was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate from Mississippi and served one term, from 1839 to 1845. After his Senate service, he resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, and in 1851 was tried in the United States District Court in New Orleans for violation of the neutrality laws of 1818 for complicity in expeditions agaist Cuba. He was acquitted and retired from public life.

Bio by: Garver Graver

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Henderson (28 Feb 1797–15 Sep 1857), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13054902, citing Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .