03/11/1827 - 01/29/1906

HENDERSON, Robert Miller, a Representative from Cumberland County; born, March 11, 1827 in North Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pa.; graduated, Dickinson College, 1845; honorary doctorate of laws, Dickinson College, 1896; studied law under Hon. John Reed; captain, Company A, 36th Regiment, 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1862, Civil War); lieutenant colonel, 36th Regiment, 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1862-1863, Civil War); appointed, provost marshal, 15th District of Pennsylvania (1863); brevet brigadier general (1865); attorney (1847-1906); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1851 and 1852; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1853); unsuccessful campaign, auditor, Cumberland County (1854); elected, school board, Carlisle; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1857); director, Carlisle Gas and Water Company; director, Carlisle Manufacturing Company; appointed, associate judge, 12th Judicial District (Dauphin and Lebanon Counties) (1874-1882); appointed, president judge, 12th Judicial District (1882); trustee, Carlisle Indian School; president, Carlisle Deposit Bank; died, January 29, 1906 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Meeting House Springs Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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