John E. Henderson

John Earl Henderson (January 4, 1917 – December 3, 1994) was an American politician of the Republican Party who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1955 to 1961.

John Earl Henderson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byRobert T. Secrest
Succeeded byTom V. Moorehead
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1917-01-04)January 4, 1917
Crafton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 3, 1994(1994-12-03) (aged 77)
Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.
Resting placeNorthwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, U.S. (Plot: Section 65 Lot 83)
Political partyRepublican
Alma mater

Henderson was born on January 4, 1917 at Crafton, Pennsylvania. He moved to Cambridge, Ohio in 1920, and moved to a dairy farm in nearby Guernsey County in 1922. He attended the schools of Guernsey County, and high school at Cambridge.[1] He graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio in 1939 and from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1942. He joined the United States Army as a private in 1942, and rose to captain of infantry after service in Europe. He was discharged in 1946 and commenced practice in Cambridge.[1]

Henderson was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives from 1951 to 1954, and elected as a Republican to the 84th through 86th Congresses, (January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961). Henderson voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960.[2][3] He was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1960, and resumed law practice in Cambridge. He was a judge of the Guernsey County Court of Common Pleas 1980–1986, and resided in Cambridge until his death on December 3, 1994.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "HENDERSON, John Earl (1917-1994)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957".
  3. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert T. Secrest
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Tom V. Moorehead