Henderson, David Bremner, 1840-1906

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Birth 1840-03-14
Death 1906-02-25

Biographical notes:

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

From the description of Letter, 1888 April 17 : Washington, D.C., to Melvin Clarke George, Portland, Oregon. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29854217

Henderson was born in Ireland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1846 and settled in Fayette County, Iowa in 1849. During the Civil War he served with Company C of the 12th Iowa Infantry and later with the 46th Iowa Infantry. In 1865 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a collector of internal revenue for the 3rd district of Iowa (1865-1869). From 1869-1871 he served as assistant U.S. district attorney for Iowa's northern district. He represented Iowa as a Republican in the U.S. Congress (1883-1903) and served as the Speaker of the House for the 56th and 57th Congresses.

From the description of David B. Henderson papers, 1862-1920. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 657725988

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  • United States (as recorded)