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HENDERSON, Robert Miller, lawyer, born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 11 March, 1827. He was graduated at Dickinson college, Pennsylvania, in 1845. was admitted to the bar in Carlisle in 1847, and served in the legislature in 1851-'3. At the beginning of the civil war he entered the Union army as captain in the 36th Pennsylvania reserves, was appointed lieutenant-colonel of volunteers in 1862, was provost-marshal of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1863, and in 1865 was brevetted colonel and brigadier-general of volunteers for services during the war. In 1872 he became law judge of the 12th judicial district of Pennsylvania, served ten years, and was elected president judge of the same district in 1882. He has since resigned, and returned to practice.
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