19th century senator needs your votes to get into Missouri Hall of Fame
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT —
There's a drive underway to get a Pike County Missouri man elected to the Missouri Hall of Fame.
John Brooks Henderson served the state of Missouri as a U.S. Senator from 1862 to 1869.
He was most famous for being a co-author of the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery.
Brent Engel says Henderson was a good friend of President Abe Lincoln's while he served in the senate.
Henderson is one of 10 people who have been nominated. But only three of the ten will make into the hall of fame.
"john Brooks Henderson has been overlooked by history and it's high time that we recognize what he has done not only for Missouri but for America," Brent Engle said.
Voting for Henderson can be done online at www.house.mo.gov.
Voting is open until the end of the month.