From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Henderson, Dennis

(born: 1896  -  died: 1979) 

Henderson was born in Mississippi, the son of A. H. and Rosa A. Henderson, according to the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Dennis Henderson was a graduate of Talladega College and received his law degree from Howard University. He was a partner of the Ray and Henderson Agency. In 1927 he married Edna E. Ridgley. Henderson, a Republican, was elected Representative of the 42nd District (Louisville) in 1948, the second African American elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. He served one term. For more information contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

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“Henderson, Dennis,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 21, 2021,

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