Member Biography

Alexander Wilson Henszey 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1869       2 Republican
1870       2 Republican
1871       2 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


10/08/1826 - 03/14/1906

Alexander Wilson Henszey (R2) Philadelphia (Part) County 1869-1871

Early Life:

Alexander Wilson Henszey, born October 8, 1826, son of Samuel C. and Priscilla Harrison Peddle Henszey; Friends' Central School, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania; president, Philadelphia Common Council, tenth ward; president, Police Committee; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1869-1871;   appointed, indictment clerk, Philadelphia Criminal Court, Number 1, 1879-1905; married, Maggie C. Lister, children, Margaret P. Henszey, George P. Henszey, Samuel Coates Henszey; died, March 14, 1906 (aged 79 years 5 months 7 days), Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1869-1871; committee assignments, Accounts, Divorces, Public Printing. 


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1871) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 428, 430, 436-438.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Thursday, March 15, 1906, page 1. 

Alexander Wilson Henszey (1836-1906) - Find a Grave Memorial