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William A. Hensley family papers

 Unprocessed
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

Gift

Provenance

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

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

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

Extent

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