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David Newton HENDERSON

(1921-2004)

HENDERSON, David Newton, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm near Hubert, Onslow County, N.C., April 16, 1921; B.S., Wallace High School, Wallace, N.C., 1938; LL.B., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.,1942; graduated from University of North Carolina Law School, 1949; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946; lawyer, private practice; assistant general counsel to the Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, 1951-1952; solicitor of Duplin County, N.C., General Court, 1954-1958; Duplin County, N.C., judge, 1958-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1977); chair, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Ninety-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on January 13, 2004, in Wilmington, N.C.; interment at Rockfish Cemetery, Wallace, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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