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Charles P. Henderson ’32

Published in Dec. 19, 1990, issue

CHUCK HENDERSON died suddenly of a heart attack Sept. 15, 1990. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Chuck lived out his life there and served his community with distinction. With a law degree from the Univ. of Michigan, Chuck first practiced in Youngstown, then was elected a municipal court judge in 1941. After four years in the Army he returned to find Youngstown riddled with crime and racketeering. As a Republican in a strongly Democratic town, he ran for mayor, driving out the rackets, reducing smoke and smog, eliminating dumps, and providing housing improvements. In 1955 he was back in court, this time as a county probate judge, the first Republican to hold that post in 40 years. He retired in 1985 after a distinguished career that involved him with many organizations. Among diem: Mahoning Cty. and Ohio State Bar assns., Ohio State Municipal League, Assn. of Probate judges, judicial Conference, and Judicial College; Public Library of Youngstown, and county boards of Mental Health and Elections. in 1950 he was appointed to the Commission of Inter-government Relations by President Eisenhower.

Chuck was married to the former Margaret Arms in 1939. She survives him, as do two sons, Charles Jr. and Warner; also two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Blair and Mrs. Elizabeth Lufkin, and nine grandchildren. Our sympathy goes to them all at the loss of this conspicuously dedicated citizen.

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