Joseph Henderson (Pennsylvania)

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Joseph Henderson
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Rep. Joseph Henderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byAndrew Stewart
Succeeded byWilliam Wilson Potter
Personal details
Born(1791-08-02)August 2, 1791
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 25, 1863(1863-12-25) (aged 72)
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian
Alma materJefferson Medical College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
RankMajor (brevetted)
Battles/warsWar of 1812

Joseph Henderson (August 2, 1791 – December 25, 1863) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Joseph Henderson was born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Centre County, Pennsylvania, in 1802. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1813. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned first lieutenant in the Twenty-second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the spring of 1813. He was promoted to captain in the fall of the same year. He was then brevetted major and given command of a regiment in 1814. He settled at Browns Mills, Pennsylvania, at the close of the war and engaged in the practice of medicine.

Henderson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. He moved to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in 1850 and continued the practice of medicine. He died in Lewistown in 1863. Interment in St. Mark’s Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph Henderson (id: H000486)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Stewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Wilson Potter