CAMPBELL H. HENDERSON, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Campbell H. Henderson, Sheriff of Ohio County, W. Va., has filled that office since January 1, 1925, and is admired and respected for his competence and efficiency as Sheriff and for his achievements as one of the state's successful newspaper executives. Mr. Henderson was general manager of the Wheeling Telegraph, an independent Republican daily, whose affairs he directed from 1906 to 1925, with the exception of the two-year period from 1917 to 1919; when he served as Chief of Police of the City of Wheeling.
Mr. Henderson was born in Wheeling, January 2, 1881, son of David H. and Margaret (Garrison) Henderson. He attended the public schools and was graduated at Wheeling Business College in 1898. In that year he became circulation manager of the Wheeling News, filling that position four years.
In 1902 he joined the Wheeling Telegraph as circulation manager, and in 1906 was made general manager of the newspaper and the company. Prior to 1906 his personal work had been one of the main causes for the growth and prosperity of the Telegraph, and today his ability and popular personality are valuable points of contact with the public.
Mr. Henderson is secretary of the First Presbyterian Church, and is a past grandmaster of Wheeling Lodge, No. 9, I. O. O. F. In 1909 be was married to Mary L. Kindelberger of Wheeling. They have two sons, David H. and James G., and a daughter, Louise.
Mr. Henderson's ancestry dates back several generations in West Virginia. His grandfather, Thomas Henderson, was a native of Ohio County, West Virginia and for years was a Mississippi and Ohio River steamboat captain. His father, David H. Henderson, was a noted farmer and dairy man.
Mr. Henderson resides with his family at 121 19th Street, Warwood, Wheeling, W. Va. His offices are in the City-County Building.