Member Biography

Matthew Henderson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1822-1823       7 Federalist
1823-1824       7 Federalist
1824-1825       7 Federalist
1825-1826       7 Federalist

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


1770 - 04/27/1836

Doctor Matthew Henderson (Federalist7) Lancaster County 1822-1826

Early Life:

Doctor Matthew Henderson, born 1770, Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of Matthew and Rachel Henderson; received a classical education; studied medicine; physician, Lancaster County; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1820-1822; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate 1822-1826; resumed medical career; engaged, farming; died, April 27, 1835; interment, Saint John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Compass, Chester County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Federalist, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1820-1822.

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Lancaster County, 1822-1826.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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