Friday, December 28, 2007


CHEATHAM, HENRY P. An alumnus of Shaw College, Henry P. Cheatham (1857-1935) served as United States Congressman from North Carolina between 1889-93. Preceding his congres­sional career, Cheatham was Register of Deeds for Vance County, North Carolina (1884-88) and principal of the State Normal School at Plymouth (1888). His later years were spent as super­intendent of a black orphanage in North Carolina, a position he held from 1901 until his death in 1935.

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