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Judge James Henson Looks Back On Gratifying Career

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 2/3/2014

The longest-serving judge in Richland County history is down to his last week on the bench, then hangs up his black robe for the last time.

Common Pleas Court Judge James Henson says falling and breaking his neck while on vacation last March was what prompted him to decide not to finish the last three years of his term.

The 72-year-old has been a judge for 33 years, and says he's satisfied he served justice and the community the best he could.

Henson plans to start his retirement years with a trip out west to visit family. Then, he may do some work as a visiting judge, along with some volunteering.

He's confident First Assistant Richland County Prosecutor Brent Robinson will be a great judge.

A retirement reception for Judge Henson will be held Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. on the third floor of the courthouse.

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