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Historian Betty Allen and historic writer Brent Engel have teamed up in Louisiana to get John Brooks Henderson his due.
Engel is writing a play about the former Louisiana city clerk who co-authored the 13th amendent abolishing slavery. He placed a nominating vote for Henderson last week for inclusion in the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Now he and Allen want others to nominate Henderson as well for one of this year’s three new members.
Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones is accepting nominations until Friday, Sept. 13. Jones will pick the top 10 and then the public will have until Sunday, Oct. 13 to choose two nominees. Jones will choose the third.
“It would be good for the whole county if we can get John B. Henderson in there,” Allen said.
The hall received national attention last year when a bust of Rush Limbaugh was put in with the 40 others already honored like Harry Truman and Bowling Green’s Champ Clark.
To nominate Henderson, log on to www.house.mo.gov and navigate to the Hall of Famous Missourians page.