William A. Hensley Sr. Speech and Correspondence
This is the alleged copy "of the speech Hensley made to the Senate when his bill for TTU was vetoed by the governor" according to Catherine Walker Compton who wrote a note regarding the speech's content. Hensley's plea was included in Austin Wheeler Smith's Story of Tennessee Tech (pg 42-44). The letter, from H.T. Whitson, son of Jere Whitson, declares that the citizens are interested in T.P.I.'s future and suggest the General Assembly select steering committee for T.P.I.'s interest, with H. T. Whitson as a chair. William A. Hensley was married to Nevada E. Mayberry and served as senator for two terms representing the 10th district in Tennessee in the late 1920s and he served as Cookeville mayor for three terms in the early 1920s.
Catherine Walker Compton notes that the speech was written by Hensley. Records all received by Susan and David Compton.
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Notice of meeting, transcript of speech.