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.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: David N. Henderson, Democratic
Representative from North Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman