Joseph Welles Henderson

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Joseph Welles Henderson
President of Bucknell University
In office
1953–54
Preceded by Horace Hildreth
Succeeded by Merle Middleton Odgers
Personal details
Born February 6, 1890
Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Died July 25, 1957
Alma mater Bucknell University;
Harvard Law School
Profession lawyer

Joseph Welles Henderson (February 6, 1890 – July 25, 1957), born in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, was acting president of Bucknell University from 1953–54.[1][2][3][4]

Education[edit]

Henderson received his A.B. and master's degrees from Bucknell, and his law degree from Harvard Law School (1913).[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

Henderson became a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP in Philadelphia in 1917 (his fourth year at the firm). He worked in the firm's Admiralty law practice.[8][9] He was a member of the Board of Philadelphia City Trusts.[8] Henderson was the 67th president of the American Bar Association, from 1943–44, elected by a unanimous vote of the House of Delegates.[10][11]

In addition to being acting president at Bucknell from 1953–54, Henderson was president of the Union League in 1955 and 1956.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidents of Bucknell || Office of the President || Bucknell University". Bucknell.edu. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "bucknell "Joseph Welles Henderson " – Google Scholar". Scholar.google.com. July 25, 1957. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Joseph W. Henderson Dies at 67; Led U.S. Bar Association in 1943". The New York Times. July 26, 1957. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Charles William (1949). Eminent judges and lawyers of the American bar. C.W. Taylor, Jr. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Reports ... with proceedings of the ... annual meeting / Louisiana State Bar Association (Founded 1940). 1944. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Best's Insurance News. A.M. Best Company, Incorporated. 1920. p. 7. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Official Register. Harvard University. 1952. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Legends of the Bar". Philadelphiabar.org. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  9. ^ Taylor, Charles William (1951). Eminent judges and lawyers of the American Bar. C.W. Taylor, Jr. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting. Headquarters Office. 1958. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Sherman, Gene (August 27, 1943). "Lina Basquette Attack Brings Life Prison Term". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010.