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Charles Belknap Henderson

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Death: November 08, 1954 (81)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jefferson Henderson and Sarah Watts Henderson

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About Charles Henderson, U.S. Senator

Charles Belknap Henderson, a Senator from Nevada; born in San Jose, Calif., June 8, 1873; moved with his parents to Nevada in 1876; attended the public schools in Elko, Nev., the University of the Pacific, and Leland Stanford Junior University in California; graduated in law from the University of Michigan in 1895; admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Elko, Nev.; served as lieutenant in Torrey’s Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War; district attorney of Elko County 1901-1905; member, State house of representatives 1905-1907; regent of the University of Nevada 1907-1917; appointed on January 12, 1918, and subsequently elected on November 5, 1918, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis G. Newlands and served from January 12, 1918, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920; chairman, Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-fifth Congress); appointed a member of the board of directors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1934, elected chairman in 1941 and resigned in 1947; retired from political activities; president and director of the Elko Telephone & Telegraph Co. and a director of the Western Pacific Railroad; died in San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 1954; interment in Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nev.

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Charles Henderson, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1873
June 8, 1873
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
1954
November 8, 1954
Age 81
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States