Mary Foote Henderson

Mary Foote Henderson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Foote Henderson (July 21, 1846 - July 16, 1931) was born in Seneca Falls, New York, the daughter of Eunice Newton and Elisha Foote, a prominent lawyer and judge, and the niece of Senator Samuel Foote of Connecticut. Henderson was educated at Temple Grove Ladies Seminary (now Skidmore College), Saratoga Springs and at Ashgrove Seminary, in Albany, finishing at a French school in New York City. She was fluent in French and had a life-long interest in painting and art collecting. In June 1868 she was married to John B. Henderson, Senator from Missouri (1862-1869) who introduced the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution that abolished slavery and one of seven Republicans who voted against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in May 1868. That unpopular decision ended his career as senator, and he and his new wife moved back to Missouri, living first in the town of Louisiana and then in St. Louis. The couple had one child, John Henderson Jr., who was born in 1870. Mary Henderson pursued many interests in St. Louis. Like her mother before her, she believed in woman's suffrage.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136665859
  • 9786136665856