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Henry Hampton Dunn

Henry Hampton Dunn, American writer, former television commentator, former editor.


  • Dunn, Henry Hampton was born on December 14, 1916 in Floral City, Florida, United States. Son of William Harvey and Nannie L. (Hemrick) Dunn.

  • Education

    • Student, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. Degree, University Tampa, Florida. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), 1989.

      , Tampa College, 1987.


    • Member staff Tampa Times, 1936-1958. City editor, 1946-1949. Managing editor, 1949-1958.

      Political analyst and newscaster Station WCKT-television (now WSVN), Miami, 1958-1959. Public relations director, senior vice president Peninsula Motor Club (now American Automobile Association Auto Club South), 1959-1986. Senior vice president, consultant, 1986-1996.

      Personal representative Attorney General Florida, 1964. History commentator Station WTVT-television, 1987-1995. Editor Florida Explorer, 1959-1986.


    • Author: Re-Discover Florida: WDAE, Florida's Pioneer Radio Stateion, Yesterday's Tampa, Yesterday's St. Petersburg, Yesterday's Clearwater, Yesterday's Tallahassee, Florida Sketches, Accent Florida, Yesterday's Lakeland, Back home - A History of Citrus County, Wish You Were Here, Tampa - A Pictorial History, Florida - A Pictorial History, Lakeland - A Pictorial History, Highway to Success, Florida- Treasureland in the Sun (film strip), Hampton Dunn's History of Tampa Bay (videotape). Pictorial researcher Florida - Enterprise Under the Sun, Ocala and Marion County Kingdom of the Sun. History consultant Florida Jigsaw Puzzle History Map, Florida History writer Florida Trend magazine, Tampa Tribune, Tampa Times, St. Petersburg Times, Only a Newspaper Guy, 1996.


    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


    Life is not about things. Life is relationships. Foremost of those relationships is the one we hold with Jesus Christ.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


    Official historian Hillsborough County, since 1994. President Tampa University Alumni Association, 1940-1971, Mercer University Half Century Club, U.Tampa Frederc H. Spaulding society, and Golden Spartan Society. Member advisory committee U.So.

    Fal. Tampa Campus Library. Fellow University Southern Florida Tampa Campus Library. Legacy College, 1994.

    Member advisory council Gordon Keller School Nursing, 1955-1972, chairman, 1956-1959. Member advisory board Salvation Army, since 1953, chairman, 1955-1956. Past president United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa.

    Past president United Cerebral Palsy Florida. Director, treasurer Tampa American Red Cross. Member selections committee, advisory committee Girl Scouts United States of America.

    Member traffic and safety committee National American Automobile Association, national highway committee. Chairman citizen's advisory committee Tampa Urban Area Transportation Study. Chatrer trustee Historic Pensacola Preservation Board, Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board.

    Trustee Historic Tampa/Hillsborough County Preservation Board, chairman, 1980-1986, 94-96. Board directors Friends of the Merl Kerce Library., University Tampa, Historic Tampa, 1983-1996, Hillsborough County Preservation, 1992-1996. Fort Brooke Commission.

    Vice chairman Hillsborough County History Commission, since 1991, historian, since 1994. Member Tampa Bay Hotel Centennial Committee, member advisory board Tampa Bay History Center, December 7th Commemorative Committee. Past president, director emeritus Driving While Impaired Contearattac Tampa-Hillsborugh County.

    Past president Chamberlain High School Dads Club. Member Carrollwood Civic Association. Past president frineds of library, Tampa Hillsborugh County Public Library.

    Life member President's Council Founder's Society, University South Florida. Board directors vice chair Florida Baptist History Society, 1993-1996. Member advisory committee Old Court House restoration council Citrus County History Society.

    Member emeritus Hillsborough County History Resources Review Board, since 1993. Honorary life member East Hillsborough History Society. Former member, board directors Olustee Battlefield Citizens Support Organization Served to major United States Air Force, World World War II.

    Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Member American Nurses Association (life, vice president Greater Tampa since 1956, president 1973-1974), Tampa Chamber of Commerce (tourist committee, member highway committee, military affairs committee, Tony Jannus award committee), Florida History Society (board directors, president 1989-1992, Award of Merit for excellence in presentation of Florida history in media 1970, Gold Quill award 1990, Golden Quill award for best television series 1992), Associated Press Association Florida (president 1955-1956), Tampa History Society (president 1973-1974, D.B. MacKay award 1978, president' award 1982, Founder's award 1992, founding editor Sunland Tribune), Golden Spartan Society, Society Professional Journalists (director Tampa Bay chapter since 1989, president 1975-1976, director), Rotary (chairman public relations, president Tampa 1968-1969, district governor 1971-1972, district representative to Rhode Island legislation council 1977, 80, Paul Harris fellow, College Governors), Sigma Delta Chi (president Florida West Coast chapter 1954-1955, 81-82).


    • Married Charlotte Rawls, August 16, 1941. Children: Janice Kay Oldroyd, Henry Hampton Junior, Dennis Harvey.
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    Born December 14, 1916
    Died February 3, 2002
    (aged 85)
    • 1987
      Tampa College
    • 1936 - 1958
      Member, staff Tampa Times
    • 1946 - 1949
      city editor
    • 1949 - 1958
      managing editor
    • 1958 - 1959
      political analyst, and newscaster Station WCKT-television (now WSVN)
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1959 - 1986
      public relations director, vice president Peninsula Motor Club (now American Automobile Association Auto Club South)
    • 1959 - 1986
      senior, vice president Peninsula Motor Club (now American Automobile Association Auto Club South)
    • 1964
      personal representative Attorney, General Florida
    • 1986 - 1996
      senior, vice president
    • 1986 - 1996
      consultant, vice president
    • 1987 - 1995
      history commentator Station WTVT-television
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