9780882890678: The Governors of Alabama (The Pelican Governors Series) – AbeBooks – Stewart, John Craig: 0882890670. Accessed March 9, 2017. https://www.abebooks.com/9780882890678/Governors-Alabama-Pelican-Series-Stewart-0882890670/plp

Alabama Department of Archives and History: Alabama Governors—Charles Henderson. Accessed March 10, 2017. https://perma.cc/K7RU-SU5P

This is a short biography of the life of Charles Henderson created by the Alabama Department of Archives and History. It details the major life points in Charles life as well as giving more resources to the reader for further study/ interest.

Alabama, Governor (1915-1919: Henderson), and Charles Henderson. Message of Charles Henderson, Governor, to the Legislature of Alabama, January 21, 1915. Montgomery, Ala.: Brown Print. Co., 1915

Alabama Governors. The University of Alabama Press, 2014. https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1267287

The Authors chapter on Charles Henderson delves deep into his life and describes many of his note worthy accomplishments. It starts with his parents and where they happened to meet as well as some of their background. Then they move on to show how Henderson was raised, where he went to school, college, and his economic interests in Troy and Pike County, AL. It also shows many aspects of his personal life like how he meet his wife, the death of his father and the philanthropic work he pursued. They also show the process that leads Charles to run for Mayor of Troy and Governor of Alabama. Following that they describe the nature of Alabama before and after Charles took office as Governor and shows what he accomplished while in office.

Alabama Legislative Acts (General), 1915 (Part 3 of 5).:: Alabama Legislative Acts and Journals. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/legislature/id/115424

Alabama Legislative Acts (General), 1919 (Part 1 of 6).:: Alabama Legislative Acts and Journals. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/legislature/id/112390

Biography: Charles Henderson Born April 26, 1860, Photograph | Alabama Pioneers. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://alabamapioneers.com/charles-henderson/

Alabama Pioneers describes Charles Henderson life in a short biography. They begin with his parents and their background then moves on to his childhood. After his childhood they describe his aptitude for business and how R.W. Priest, his professor at Troy Academy, helped grow it more. Then it gives a brief description of his terms as mayor of Troy and the feats he accomplished while in the position. After that, they describe his term of Governor of Alabama in quick detail.

Charles Henderson. Accessed March 9, 2017. https://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_alabama/col2-content/main-content-list/title_henderson_charles.default.html

The NGA website on Charles Henderson gives a brief description of his life. They do not go into great detail, but they do give references to other information so researchers and other people may investigate further.

Charles Henderson (1915-19). Encyclopedia of Alabama. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1461

The Encyclopedia of Alabama gives the description of Charles Henderson’s life. It focuses on every aspect of his life from birth to his death in 1937. It also describes what happened after his death pertaining to his estate and legacy given to him through the naming of buildings, and ships. It also gives many resources so the reader can look deeper into Charles Henderson’s life.

Collins, Harold Ray. The Contributions of Charles Henderson to Education in Alabama and in Pike County. University of Alabama, 1968

From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 18601960: An Anthology from The Alabama Review. University of Alabama Press, 1987

The Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860-1960: An Anthology from the Alabama Review gives several quotes from Charles Henderson pertaining to his governorship and the legislation that was passed, pg. 212. On pg. 230, it gives a quote from Charles as he was running for Governor of Alabama. They break down each quote and gives context clues to help show how the people of the state felt and how Charles Henderson gauged the responses.

Full Text of Report of the Alabama Council of Defense. Accessed March 10, 2017. https://archive.org/stream/reportofalabamac00alab/reportofalabamac00alab_djvu.txt

The Report of the Alabama council of defense is a series of letters to Charles Henderson describing the current state of the Alabama Council of Defense. The letter is from Lloyd M. Hooper who was the Chairman of the Council of defense. It also gives proclamations from Henderson of what he expected from the Council.

Hart, Hastings Hornell. Social Problems of Alabama: A Study of the Social Institutions and Agencies of the State of Alabama as Related to Its War Activites, Made at the Request of Governor Charles Henderson. publisher not identified, 1918 Google-Books-ID: glQHAAAAMAAJ.

Henderson, Charles. Interview: Charles Henderson Again Makes Plain His Position on State Issues and Calls on Mr. Comer to Do Likewise. 1913

Holdings: Cotton Warehouse Receipts Legislation; – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/1951885

Holdings: Hendersons Picturesque Gardens and Ornamental… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/683609

Holdings: Interview: – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/2198433

Holdings: Message of Charles Henderson Governor to The… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/974208

Holdings: Message of Charles Henderson, Governor, to The… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/775350

Holdings: Message of Charles Henderson, Governor, to The… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/976919

Holdings: Small-Scale Placer Mines as a Source of Gold,… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/908539

Holdings: Speech of Charles Henderson at Troy, Ala., Aug. 14,… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/2198426

Holdings: The Contributions of Charles Henderson to Education… – Auburn University Libraries. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://catalog.lib.auburn.edu/vufind/Record/124139

Inaugural Ball Program for Governor Charles Henderson of Alabama.:: Alabama Textual Materials Collection. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/6885

LABOR LEGISLATION OF 1915. Monthly Review of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 1, no. 1 (1915): 1419

Legislative Documents, 1915Google-Books-ID: yyJEAAAAYAAJ.

Letter from Dr. P. Colfax Rameau, President of the Southern Federation of Afro-American Industrial Brotherhood in Birmingham, Alabama, to Governor Charles Henderson in Montgomery, Alabama.:: Alabama Textual Materials Collection. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/3842

Dr. Rameau’s letter to governor Charles Henderson is showing his efforts to organize local war councils for African American Alabamians and offering his services toward any effort that the states Council of Defense needs. Charles Henderson then sent his letter to the Chairman of the Council of Defense saying that he offers his services to organizing a war council for African Americans.

Letter from John D. Adams to Dr. W. H. Oates in Montgomery, Alabama.:: Alabama Textual Materials Collection. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/2729

At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it Adams reports on conditions in the Chambers County jail. He notes that the eleven prisoners (one white man and eleven African American men) are healthy, but there is “considerable complaint” about the food. He adds that “The general condition of the jail does no[t] indicate that the county is getting full value for the $20.00 per month paid to the janitor.” – Alabama Department of Archives and History

Letter from W. H. Oates to Governor Charles Henderson in Montgomery, Alabama.:: Alabama Textual Materials Collection. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/2730

At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it, he reports on conditions in the Chilton County jail, where there are twenty-five prisoners (six white men, eighteen African American men, and one African American woman). Everything is fine in the facility, except that the woman inmate seems to have tuberculosis: “Mr. Adams called on Dr. Gragg, County Health Officer, who advised him that he had the case under treatment and was making every effort possible to establish a diagnosis.” Oates also reports on conditions in the county almshouse, where there are twenty-two white residents. Though the keeper is overseeing the facility with “energy and activity” there are still problems such as disrepair and overcrowding: “The crowded condition of this alms-house warrants the erection of another building for the white inmates and some provision should be made for the Negroes.”- Alabama Department of Archives and History

Letter from W. H. Oates to Governor Charles Henderson in Montgomery, Alabama.:: Alabama Textual Materials Collection. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/2731

At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it he reports on conditions in the Perry County jail, where there are forty-one prisoners (one white man and forty African American men). He notes that conditions have improved since the last inspection, but recommends installing an indoor toilet for the sheriff and his staff to use: “This would obviate the necessity of the old filthy and unsanitary open closet in the yard.”- Alabama Department of Archives and History

Moore, Albert Burton. History of Alabama and Her People. Chicago, New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1927. https//catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001264108

Official Portrait of Charles Henderson, Thirty-Fifth Governor of Alabama.:: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/photo/id/20063

Olliff, Martin T. Thomason, Michael V.R. Saunders, Roberts. Newton, Wesley Phillips. Alsobrook, David E. The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama During World War 1. University of Alabama Press, 2008. 

The Authors of this Book cover a time frame where Charles Henderson was Governor of Alabama. It covers the military participation of Alabama during WWI in both the home and abroad situations. They describe the situation of Black Alabamians that wanted to go to war for the U.S. Then they show how the Alabama Council of Defense was created in response to the Council of Nation Defense and how Charles Henderson played a role in the ACD’s creation.

Prohibition – Bhamwiki. Accessed March 10, 2017. http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Prohibition

This site and it Authors show the steps taken by Charles Henerson to repeal prohibition. He vetoed every prohibition law that passed before him, but the legislature still passed the bills. Even though he was against the bills this site shows that he still followed and protected the laws.

Prohibition Comes to Alabama. Again. Appalachian History, June 30, 2015. http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2015/06/prohibition-comes-to-alabama-again.html

This site briefly touches on Charles Henderson and his dislike of prohibition, but it does show how the state and Federal government handled the issue. It includes background to the situation that Charles Henderson faced once the was elected Governor of Alabama.

Speech of Charles Henderson at Troy, Ala., Aug. 14, 1913: Advocating Reasonable Taxation, Business Administration, Economy, and Efficiency. 1913

Stewart, John Craig. The Governors of Alabama. Pelican Publishing Company, 1975Google-Books-ID: l4iFAAAAIAAJ.

The Governors of Alabama / by John Craig Stewart. The Pelican Governors Series. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co, 1975 Includes index.Bibliography: p. 227-228.

Webb, Samuel L., Margaret E. Armbrester, Albert P. Brewer, Margaret E. Armbrester, Samuel L. Webb, and David E. Alsobrook. Alabama Governors. The University of Alabama Press, 2014. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/33031

This collection of biographical essays, written by thirty-four noted historians and political scientists, chronicles the times, careers, challenges, leadership, and legacies of the fifty-seven men and one woman who have served as the state’s highest elected official. The book is organized chronologically into six sections that cover Alabamas years as a US territory and its early statehood, the 1840s through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the late nineteenth-century Bourbon era, twentieth-century progressive and wartime governors, the Civil Rights era and George Wallace s period of influence, and recent chief executives in the post-Wallace era.


Sources were found and organized by Blain Wakefield. Documents will be added as they become available.

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