Posted By:Deborah Brownfield - Stanley
Subject:J. H. Henderson ~ born Warren County, Iowa
Post Date:December 31, 2004 at 08:40:35
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J. H. HENDERSON. - Commerce Counsel, born in 1848 in Warren county, Iowa,
on the present site of the town of Ackworth, and has ever since resided in
Warren county. Received his education in the public schools and in college at
Indianola. Admitted to practice law, 1870. Secretary of the board of
trustees of Simpson college from 1869 until 1919, during which time was and is now a
member of the board of trustees of that institution. Delegate to the
republican national convention in 1904. Elected as circuit judge to fill vacancy
in 1885. Elected district judge of the fifth judicial district in 1886.
Re-elected in 1890, and again in 1894. Resigned January 1, 1896. In 1901 formed
a partnership with his son and continued the practice of law under the firm
name of Henderson and Henderson until his appointment as commerce counsel
July 1, 1911. Re-appointed 1915, 1919 and 1923. Term ended July 1, 1927.
Re-appointed April 1, 1928, to fill vacancy, term ending July 1, 1931.
Re-appointed and confirmed for term beginning July 1, 1931. Member of the Methodist
church; the Odd Fellows; Masons; Knight Templars; the Consistory; Des Moines
club; and Professional Men's club. A republican.

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