Alexander Henderson (American politician)
Henderson served in the Virginia militia during the American Revolution. He represented Fairfax County in the Virginia House of Delegates 1783–1784 and Prince William County 1789–1790. He was a Virginia delegate to the Mount Vernon Conference in 1785 which led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He also served as a vestryman at Pohick Church and a magistrate of Fairfax and Prince William Counties.
Henderson moved to Dumfries, Virginia in 1787, where his home still stands. There he opened a store with additional outlets later opening in Colchester, Occoquan, and Alexandria and leading him to be considered the "father of the American chain store."
- Kromkowski, Charles A. "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776–2008". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2 Jul 2013.
- History's Hendersons. At the Clan Henderson Society of the United States of America website. Accessed 25 September 2007.[dead link]
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