Joseph C. Hendrix

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Joseph C. Hendrix
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byWilliam J. Coombs
Succeeded byFrancis H. Wilson
Personal details
Born(1853-05-25)May 25, 1853
Fayette, Missouri
DiedNovember 9, 1904(1904-11-09) (aged 51)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materCentral College
Cornell University

Joseph Clifford Hendrix (May 25, 1853 – November 9, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Fayette, Missouri, Hendrix attended private schools and Central College at Fayette and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York from 1870 to 1873. He moved to New York City in 1873 and worked for the New York Sun. He was appointed a member of the Board of Education of Brooklyn in 1882. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for mayor of Brooklyn in 1883. He was appointed trustee of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge in 1884.

Hendrix was elected secretary of the board of bridge trustees in 1885. He was appointed postmaster of Brooklyn by President Cleveland in 1886 and served until July 1, 1890.

Hendrix was elected president of the board of education of Brooklyn in 1887. He served as president of the Kings County Trust Co. in 1889–1893. He served as president of the National Union Bank of New York City in 1893–1900.

Hendrix was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. He served as president of the National Bank of Commerce in 1900. Trustee of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Trustee of Cornell University. He died in Brooklyn, New York, November 9, 1904. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph C. Hendrix (id: H000496)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Coombs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Francis H. Wilson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website