Member Biography

Milton Christian Henninger 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1883-1884       16 Democrat
1885-1886       16 Democrat
1887-1888       16 Democrat
1889-1890       16 Democrat
1891-1892       16 Democrat
1893-1894       16 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh  


04/21/1851 - 09/25/1921

Milton Christian Henninger (D16) Lehigh County 1883-1894

Early Life: 

Milton Christian Henninger, born April 21, 1851, farm, Emaus, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of Peter and Salome Anna Marcks Henninger; education, public and private schools, Emaus, Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College) and Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, 1874; teacher; admitted, Lehigh County bar, 1876; elected, district attorney of Lehigh County, 1878-81; returned to private practice; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senator, 1883-1894; elected, Judge of Lehigh County Courts, 1919; married Mary J. Hausman, daughter, Anna, Frances, Martha and Louisa, son, James F. Henninger; died September 25, 1921, (aged 70) interment Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. (i)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected district attorney of Lehigh County, 1878-81

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senator, 16th district Lehigh County 1883-1894, member Centennial Affairs, Constitutional Reform, Judicial Reform, New County and County Seats and Vice and Immorality Committees.

Unsuccessful bid, democratic candidate for United States Congress primary election of 1912.  

Elected, Judge of Lehigh County Courts, 1919-1921.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1888) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 643, 670 and 676-678.