About Senator Henry
Born in Nashville, TN
B.A. Vanderbilt University
L.L.B. Vanderbilt University
Senator and Mrs. Henry are parents of six children of whom they are very proud:
Emily Henry McMahon, their eldest daughter, died in 2006, a victim of cancer. She spent her adult life teaching disadvantaged children and was a water safety expert, having published several books on the topic for the Jacksonville, FL., school system. Emily is survived by three children.
Their twin daughters are next in the family:
Kathryn Henry Choisser is a well-known artist in Richmond, VA. She has one son. Lolly Henry Thompson lives in Nashville. She is a dedicated mom to her two children.
Son Robert Henry is an architect, married to Traci. They have two children, and Traci is a very successful businesswoman with her business, At Home Nashville.
Daughter Mary Leland Henry Kinloch is a social worker and is employed by the YWCA. She has three children.
Son Douglas C.H. Henry sells rare books and is an attorney. His wife, Ashley, is a speech therapist, and they have two children.
Public Offices Held
House member of the 79th General Assembly
Vice-Chairman, Finance, Ways and Means Committee
Member, Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism Committee
Member, Senate Ethics Committee
Member, Fiscal Review Committee
Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Council on Pensions and Insurance
Information Systems Council
Tennessee Bicentennial Commission
Past chairman, State Capitol Commission
Past chairman, Southern Legislative Conference
Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Board of the Tennessee State Museum Foundation
Association of Life Insurance Council
Member of Kiwanis Club
Board of the YMCA
Member of Tennessee Historical Society
Member of American Legion Post 5
Lifetime member of the American Legion
Lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member of Douglas Henry Museum Commission