Henderson, Wilber, 1887-1966

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Henderson, Wilber, 1887-1966

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1887-1966

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Wilber Henderson was born in Georgetown, Illinois, in 1887. He graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned a law degree from Washington University in 1911, passed the Oregon bar exam that same year, and began practicing law in Portland, Oregon. He served in the U.S. National Guard and was activated in 1916 to serve in the Oregon Cavalry on the Mexico border during the Mexican Border War. He served as a member of the infantry during World War I. From 1927 to 1929, he represented Multnomah County in the Oregon House of Representatives. He and Margaret J. Welch Loeding were married in 1931. He was legal counsel for Governor Earl Snell, and later for the Oregon Humane Society. In 1962, he was awarded a medal by the American Humane Association for service to "all living creatures." He died in 1966.

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Wilber Henderson (1887-1966) was an attorney and judge.

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