Charles Henderson

Statesman • Reformer • Philanthropist

Charles Henderson served as Alabama's 35th governor from 1915 through 1919. A successful business leader and former mayor of Troy, Alabama, Henderson is known as a conservative progressive who championed a degree of reforms to the state's education, public health, child services, and prison and highway systems. Henderson was instrumental in founding Troy University and a philanthropic trust established by him has been used to fund Charles Henderson High School, Charles Henderson Middle School, and The Charles Henderson Child Health Care Center.