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Carey W. Henderson

From Bloomingpedia

Carey Wayland Henderson (b. 1844-d. 1880) was a mayor of Bloomington at the very young age of 32 years old. He served from 1876-1878. He was a also member of the Knights of Pythias. He was born in Putnamville, Indiana.

By occupation he was an attorney and a law clerk for the Post Office Department in Washington DC in 1880. He also served as a clerk in his younger years with the Indiana Legislature. Henderson was a graduate of Indiana University and is listed as a freshman in 1862. He died at the young age of 36 not long after his arrival in Washington DC in 1880, ending a promising career in politics and public service. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.