Famous Hinshaws/Henshaws

U.S. Congressman Edmund Howard Hinshaw served as representative of the fourth Congressional district of the state of Nebraska in the 58th through 61st United States Congresses from 1903-1911. He was a Republican.

U.S. Congressman John Carl Williams Hinshaw served as a representative from the state of California in the 76th through 84th United States Congresses from 1939 until his death in 1956. He was a Republican.

U.S. Congressman Andrew Jackson Hinshaw served as a representative from Mission Viejo, California in the 93rd and 94th United States Congresses. He is currently the president of a graphics firm in Maryland.

Edmund Lee Henshaw, Jr., (1925-1995) of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was unanimously elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, 94th Congress (H.Res. 936, 12/17/1975). He was again elected Clerk of the 96th Congress (H.Res. 2, H.Res. 4, 1/15/1979), and of the 97th Congress (H.Res. 2, H.Res. 4, 1/5/1981).

David Henshaw (1791-1852) was U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1843-44, under President John Tyler.

John L. Henshaw is currently (2003) Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

George Hinshaw (1775-1862) was elected in 1836 to the Illinois House of Representatives, Tenth General Assembly, as a representative from McLean County.

Edward Carter Hinshaw (1830-1906) served several terms in the California state legislature.

Isaiah M. Hinshaw (1866-1943) served two terms in the Missouri state legislature.

Dean Blaine Hinshaw (1941-1991) served three terms in the Kansas state legislature.

Lewellyn Magellan Hinshaw (1875-1957) served two years in the Kansas state legislature.

Joseph Calvin Hinshaw (1886-1977) served in the Kansas state legislature in 1939.

Randy Hinshaw (1960-) currently serves the 21st district in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Jerry Hinshaw (1917-) served at least three terms in the Arkansas state legislature.

James Ernest Henshaw (1932-) served fourteen years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Alex Henshaw (1917-) earned a world-wide reputation as a successful air racing and record breaking pilot in the 1930s, and in 1938 won the King's Cup race. His most famous flight was from England to Capetown and back in the same Mew Gull in 1939, setting a record which is still unbroken. During WWII he was chief production test pilot at Vickers' Castle Bromwich factory, flight testing hundreds of Spitfire and Lancaster aircraft.

William Wade Hinshaw (1867-1947) was an accomplished opera singer. He was also a renowned genealogist and the author of The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, the preeminent work on Quaker genealogy.

Annette Hanshaw was a well-known and very popular radio and recording singer in the late 1920s and 1930s. Her recordings are collector's items today and she still has many fans.

Susan Ellen Hinshaw is also a very accomplished and well known opera singer, having performed all over Europe, South America, Australia, and the United States, including Carnegie Hall.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent is a well-known children's book author. See: http://store.backinprint.com/authors/patentd.html

Creede Hinshaw currently (1999) writes a weekly religion column for the Albany Herald, and monthly and bi-weekly religion columns for the Macon Telegraph and the Wesleyan Christian Advocate respectively.

Siblings Chris Hinshaw and Jennifer Hinshaw both became accomplished and renowned Triathletes.

Lydia Hinshaw is a sports columnist with the Daytona Beach Fl. News-Journal.

U.S. Military Academy Graduates and Alumni

Hinshaw/Henshaw Landmarks

The town of Henshaw in Union County, Kentucky was named after pioneer settler George Henshaw, who moved to Kentucky in 1819 and settled near Geiger Lake, where he was one of the first settlers in Union County.

Lake Henshaw, San Diego County, California, was created by the San Diego Water Company which was founded by William Griffith Henshaw. See: photo 1 and photo 2.

Henshaw, Greene County, Tennessee, a historical town and now-discontinued post office near Chucky and Greeneville.

Hinshaw Street, Bloomington, Illinois. Named after Illinois legislator George Hinshaw who was an early pioneer in McLean County, Ill. George's son, George Hinshaw, Jr. was instrumental in the early street layout of Bloomington and as a result he named one street after his father. There is also a Hinshaw Street in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hinshaw Street, Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Iowa (see: Jacob Hinshaw, who settled with his family in Arnolds Park). Arnolds Park, Iowa is also home to a Hinshaw Bridge.

Henshaw Street and Henshaw Terrace, Boston, Mass. (Contribution from David Henshaw)

Hinshaw Cemetery, near Danvers, McLean County, Illinois. Located on the family farm originally settled by Simon Hinshaw, who was an early pioneer in McLean County, Ill. Numerous non-Hinshaws are buried here, so this may have originally been an early McLean County Quaker cemetery. A survey of this cemetery is available from the McLean County Genealogical Society.

Hinshaw Trail, Lake Crabtree County Park, near Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. (http:www.geo.duke.edu/2trails.htm)

Hinshaw Road, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hinshaw Drive/Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Hinshaw Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4501 High Point Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina 27407.

Hinshaw Hall, a dormitory on the campus of the University of North Carolina (Greensboro), was named after George Washington Hinshaw due to land he donated to the university and other land he had donated to schools in Winston, N.C.

More: The U. S. Geological Survey shows the following Hinshaw/Henshaw place (geological feature) names (click on any below for more details):

Feature Name        St County         Type   Latitude Longitude USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map
------------------- -- -------------- ------ -------- --------- ------------------------ 
Henshaw             AK Yukon-Koyukuk  stream 663308N  1521321W  Bettles C-5
Henshaw Cabin       AK Yukon-Koyukuk  locale 664327N  1522136W  Bettles C-5
Henshaw Cemetery    AL Jackson        cemete 345316N  0861059W  Estill Fork
Henshaw Cove        AL Jackson        valley 345322N  0861025W  Estill Fork
Henshaw             CA Riverside      pop pl 340008N  1172745W  Fontana
Henshaw 69-002 Dam  CA San Diego      dam    331424N  1164542W  Mesa Grande
Henshaw Truck       CA San Diego      trail  331530N  1164512W  Palomar Observatory
Henshaw Work        CA San Diego      locale 331358N  1164533W  Mesa Grande
Hanshaw Cemetery    CO Yuma           cemete 400527N  1070322W  Orno Peak
Henshaw             IA Taylor         pop pl 405033N  0945342W  Hawleyville
Henshaw Cemetery    IL Williamson     cemete 373826N  0884417W  Carrier Mills
Henshaw Bend        IN Martin         bend   384528N  0864101W  Williams
Hinshaw Ditch       IN Jasper         canal  411324N  0865652W  San Pierre
Hinshaw Ditch       IN Wayne          canal  395722N  0845829W  Fountain City
Henshaw             KY Union          pop pl 373718N  0880320W  Dekoven
Henshaw Pond        MA Worcester      lake   421355N  0715340W  Leicester
Henshaw Lake        MN Wright         lake   451206N  0940254W  Albion Center
Hinshaw Airport     NC Alamance       airpor 355225N  0793140W  Liberty
Hinshaw Airport     NC Randolph       airpor 354431N  0794847W  Asheboro
Hinshaw Street      NC Wilkes         church 361007N  0810857W  Wilkesboro
Henshaw Playground  NJ Union          park   404250N  0741926W  Roselle
Henshaw Oil Field   NM Eddy           oilfie 325503N  1035608W  Henshaw Tank
Henshaw Tank        NM Eddy           reserv 325428N  1035722W  Henshaw Tank
Henshaw Spring      OR Grant          spring 440358N  1193800W  Suplee
Henshaw             TN Greene         pop pl 360844N  0824349W  Chuckey
Henshaw Post        TN Greene         post o UNKNOWN  UNKNOWN   Chuckey
Henshaw Creek       TX Erath          stream 322221N  0981033W  Knob Hill
Henshaw Creek       TX Smith          stream 321159N  0951832W  Bullard
Henshaw Well        TX Hudspeth       well   310532N  1052528W  Sierra Blanca SW
Henshaw Run         VA Greene         stream 381733N  0782307W  Stanardsville
Hernshaw            WV Kanawha        pop pl 381330N  0813609W  Belle
Hinshaw Creek       WY Uinta          stream 412021N  1104303W  Ragan

Do you know of another Hinshaw or Henshaw that was (or is) somewhat "famous", or a Hinshaw/Henshaw landmark somewhere? Please

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