Harry F. Henson papers, 1947-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Henson, Harry F
Harry F. Henson papers
1947-1955 (inclusive)
6' linear
Collection Number
3601 (Accession No. 3601-001)
Papers of a political activist of Everett, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Political activist of Everett, Washington.

Henson's profession was that of a high school teacher of U.S. Government and Civics, and U.S. History. Active politically, he was the Executive Secretary of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, 1948-1950. He ran unsuccessfully in 1952 for the U.S. House 2nd Congressional District, defeated by Jack Westland, and ran again in 1954. Not documented in these papers are the following activities: Campaign Chairman, Henry M. Jackson, 1944; Administrative Assistant, Henry M. Jackson, no date; Member of the Washington State Legislature, 1940; Assistant Director of the State Department of Licensing, no date; Clerk of the State House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, political ephemera, speeches and writings, clippings, and related papers, 1947-1955.

Included are records from Henson's activities as Washington State Democratic Party chair, and Executive Secretary of the Washington State Democratic Committee, 1948-1950.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Henson's right transferred to the Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Henson, Harry F.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983 (creator)
    • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989 (creator)
    • Mitchell, Hugh B. (Hugh Burnton), 1907- (creator)
    • Ryan, George E (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Democratic Party (Wash.). Central Committee (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)