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.  


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.