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William A. Hensley family papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2019-0020

Content Description

This collection contains documents reflecting the academic, business, political, and personal aspects of William A. Hensley's (1883-1951) life. Hensley served as a Colonel on the staff of Governors Peay and Horton (terms 1923-1933), as Cookeville's mayor for three terms (1924 -1927), and served two terms in the Tennessee State Senate representing the 10th District (1927-1929). Documents include teaching contracts, pharmacy permits, newspaper clippings regarding his business and political life and aspirations, a speech on the failure of a Tennessee Senate bill for the funding of a technical school, a commission certificate to serve on the staffs of Tennessee's Governors Peay and Horton, correspondence, travel notes, a speech on temperance by his wife Nevada E. Hensley, photographs, and family ephemera.

Acquisition Type



Donation brought by Susan Compton, granddaughter of William A. Hensley

Restrictions Apply



  • 1902-07-01 - 1997-05-25
  • Majority of material found within 1902-07-01 - 1929-02-11


1 Cubic Feet (1 box) : 3 oversize folders in map case 2 ; 1 - 15.5 x 7 x 10.25