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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0636 (Text) 00000106158421 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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General Note:
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, April 2007. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
The majority of the collection consists of letters written by Hendricks. His primary correspondents were N.D. Gallion, a lawyer in Brookville, Indiana, and William Gallion. There are also letters from Hendricks to Presidents Jackson and Polk. Most of the letters appear to be of a personal nature.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William Hendricks Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
William Hendricks was born on November 12, 1872, in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Jefferson College in 1810, he taught school for two years. He studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar. In 1813, Hendricks moved to Madison, Indiana Territory, where he owned a printing press and became proprietor of the Western Eagle. He was elected to the territorial legislature in 1813 and 1814. He served as Secretary at Indiana's 1816 Constitutional Convention. When Indiana became a state, Hendricks was elected to U.S. House of Representatives. He resigned during his fourth term to become Governor of Indiana. He held this post from 1822 until 1825 when he resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Hendricks served in the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1837. After failing to win reelection, he returned to the practice of law in Madison, Indiana. Hendricks also served on the Board of Trustees for Indiana University (1829-1840). He died on May 16, 1850.
Ownership and Custodial History:
Abstract of titles donated by Allan Hendricks, June 1916.
Subject: Hendricks, William, 1782-1850.
Lawyers > Indiana > Madison.
Legislators > United States.
Governors > Indiana.

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