Henry Henderson

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Henry Henderson (b. 31 May 1840, Quarff, d. 11 June 1910, Leith) was a Methodist preacher and briefly a Zetland County Councillor, representing Burra from February 1898 until December 1898, where he was beaten out by Scalloway hotelier Charles Lennie.

He left Shetland at a young age to move to England, but after living in England for a period of 18 to 20 years, he chose to return to Shetland. When he returned, he set up the International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT) in Burra. The IOGT was a religious organisation aimed at reducing the harm caused by alcohol. He also provided local updates to the Shetland Times of the happenings in Burra.

He was a preacher at the Wesleyan Church in Burra for a number of years.

Political Career

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Zetland County Council
David Gray Member for

Succeeded by
Charles Lennie
Burra County Councillors
Councillors David Gray (1890-1898) • Henry Henderson (1898-1898) • Charles Lennie (1898-1909) • Robert Inkster (1909-1913) • Adam Jamieson (1913-1919) • George Anderson (1920-1922) • John Henderson (1922-1938) • James Pottinger (1938-1955) • Robert Strachan (1955-1959) • Alexander Bennet (1959-1964) • George Nelson (1964-1970) • Barbara Anderson (1970-1972) • William Cumming (1972-1975)