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John B. Henderson
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: March 2, 2013
Caption: John B. Henderson
Additional Description: Senator John B. Henderson (1826 - 1913) and his wife Mary Foote Henderson, came to Washington from Missouri for his first term in Congress during the Civil War. Senator Henderson coauthored and cosponsored the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibited slavery. After the war they returned home, only to discover they were rich from investments in what they had thought were worthless Missouri war bonds. In 1887, they returned to Washington where Mary embarked upon her career as civic leader and real estate developer.
Submitted: March 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p236914
File Size: 1.086 Megabytes


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