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John Morgan Henderson
Full Name: John Morgan Henderson
Date of birth: September 10, 1868
Date of death: March 16, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1) (2)   34th (3)   35th (1) (2)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
S 1 Sep 11, 1914 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (4) (5)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
H 3 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Morris, Red River, Titus

(1) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/9/1917, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 30th, 34th, and 35th Legislatures, and in East Texas: Its History and Its Makers. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 482, John Morgan Henderson, "an active figure in Democratic politics . . . " East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Memorial, May 1947, p. 208. John Morgan Henderson. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John M. Henderson, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Henderson, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Donation of John Tarleton College to the State, Investigate  
    Internal Improvements  
    Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees  
    Judicial Districts  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Senatorial Districts  
    To have printed the record of the impeachment trial.  
    University of Texas, Investigative  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  

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