Henson P. Barnes
Henson P. Barnes
|Member of the North Carolina Senate|
from the 8th district
Henson Perrymoore Barnes
November 18, 1934
Bladen County, North Carolina
|Died||November 22, 2015 (aged 81)|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina|
Henson Perrymoore Barnes (November 18, 1934 – November 22, 2015) was an American politician, businessman, and lawyer.
In his last two terms in the Senate (1989 to 1992), Barnes served as President pro tempore. Under Barnes, that position's power increased at the expense of the Lieutenant Governor, who holds the title of President of the Senate. Shortly after his retirement from the Senate, Barnes published a history of the legislature, A Work in Progress: The North Carolina General Assembly (1993).
Following service in the United States Army, Barnes was educated at Wilmington College (now UNC-Wilmington) for two years before earning his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and juris doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He practiced law in Goldsboro, North Carolina from 1961 until 1997. He once served as chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party. After retiring from the senate he moved to White Lake, North Carolina where he continued to live and operate the family blueberry farm. Barnes died on November 22, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- NC Senate Resolution honoring Barnes
- "There is, too, a legislative history" by Jack Betts
- NC Bar Association: General Practice Hall Of Fame Adds Eight Inductees
J. J. Harrington
| President pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate
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