A native of Youngstown, OH, Charles P. Henderson earned a law degree from the University of Michigan, beginning to practice law in 1935. Henderson was elected Mayor of Youngstown on the Republican ticket. He served three terms as mayor from 1947-1953, earning national recognition due in part to his crackdown on organized crime in the city. The two scrapbooks cover this part of his professional career, the first focusing on 1947-1949; the second, 1950-1953. The efforts to control crime and corruption are dramatically documented by the Henderson scrapbooks.
The digitization of these scrapbooks was made possible by a grant from Ohio’s History Fund.
The History Fund creates grants to help support local history and preservation-related projects in communities throughout Ohio. It’s funded by Ohio taxpayers that make a donation on their state tax returns.
To donate, look for “Ohio History Fund” on your Ohio tax return (line 26b) and designate a dollar amount. That’s it! Your tax-deductible donation goes to support history projects in local Ohio communities. For more information about the Ohio History Fund tax check-off and donating to it, visit www.ohiohistory.org/OHFund
July 2017 – the Scrapbook pages have been temporarily removed for some website updates – they will return shortly.