Mr. Henson was born in Charleston, Mississippi, admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1974; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi 1974; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi 1993; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1981. Mr. Henson received his undergraduate education at Mississippi State University receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in History and Political Science in 1972. His legal education was received at the University Mississippi where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1974 with distinction. While in law school, Mr. Henson was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, the Moot Court Board and served as the Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President of the law school student body, as well as being named to Who’s Who Among American College and University Students in 1974. After graduation from law school in 1974, Mr. Henson practiced law in Clarksdale until 1987 when he joined the firm. While in Clarksdale, Mr. Henson was a member of the Coahoma County Bar Association serving as Secretary, 1979-80, Vice-President, 1980-81 and as President, 1981-82.