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John Earl HENDERSON

(1917-1994)

HENDERSON, John Earl, a Representative from Ohio; born in Crafton, Allegheny County, Pa., January 4, 1917; moved to Cambridge, Ohio, in 1920 and to a dairy farm in Guernsey County, near Cambridge, Ohio, in 1922; attended the county schools of Guernsey County and high school at Cambridge; was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware in 1939 and from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1942; was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1942; entered the United States Army as a private in 1942 and advanced to the rank of captain of infantry after combat service in Europe; following hostilities was assigned to the historical division of the European Theater and was discharged in 1946; commenced the practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1946; member of the State house of representatives 1951-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; judge, Common Pleas Court, Guernsey County, Ohio, 1980-1986; was a resident of Cambridge, Ohio, until his death on December 3, 1994.

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

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