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Henderson M. Jacoway

Henderson Madison Jacoway (November 7, 1870 – August 4, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born in Dardanelle, Arkansas to William Dodge Jacoway (judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit) and Elizabeth D. Parks,[1] Jacoway attended the common schools. He was graduated from the Dardanelle High School in 1887, from the Winchester Normal College, Winchester, Tennessee, in 1892, and from the law department of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1898. He was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Dardanelle. He was the secretary of the Dawes Commission, engaged in distributing the estates of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in the then Indian Territory. He served as prosecuting attorney of the fifth judicial district 1904-1908. He served as member of the State Democratic central committee 1910-1912.

Jacoway was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1923). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1922. He moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1922 and served as vice president of the People's Savings Bank 1923-1929. He resumed the practice of law. Regional counsel of the Social Security Board for the States of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas from 1936 to 1945. He died in Little Rock, Arkansas, August 4, 1947. He was interred in Roselawn Cemetery.


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Henderson M. Jacoway (id: J000041)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles C. Reid
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Heartsill Ragon