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Robert E. Henley

Robert E. Henley, American life insurance executive. member Virginia Advisory Hospital Council. Past director Institute Life Insurance Former; Member Life Insurance Association American, S.R., Society Cincinnati in Virginia, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia History Society, American, Virginia, Richmond, New York bar associations, Raven Society, S.A.R., Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.

Background

  • Henley, Robert E. was born on December 19, 1886 in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Judge R. L. and Ida Dudley (Spencer) Henley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, College William and Mary, 1906, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1961. Bachelor of Laws summa cum laude, University of Virginia, 1908.

    Career

    • Trust officer attorney Old Dominion Trust Company, Richmond, 1914-1920. With Life Insurance Company of Virginia since 1920, beginning as attorney, became general counsel, 1932, vice-president and general counsel, 1934, executive vice president, 1942, president, 1943-1953, chairman investment committee, 1953-1962, adviser investment committee, since 1962. Director Barter Theatre, also several companies Former member Executive Committee American Life Convention.

      President Association Life Insurance Counsel, 1941-1942. Trustee Invested Funds, Protestant Episcopal Church in Diocese of Virginia. Trustee Endowment Association of William and Mary College.

      Chairman advisory board Virginia Home for Incurables. Chairman Richmond Memorial Hospital, Chastain Home for Gentlewomen. Member Virginia Advisory Hospital Council.

      Past director Institute Life Insurance Former member City Planning Commission.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Virginia Advisory Hospital Council. Past director Institute Life Insurance Former. Member Life Insurance Association American, S.R., Society Cincinnati in Virginia, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia History Society, American, Virginia, Richmond, New York bar associations, Raven Society, S.A.R., Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.

    Clubs: Commonwealth, Country of Virginia.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Tucker, October 1, 1913. Children: Frances, Robert (deceased), Norvell Lamb, Robert E. III, Tucker Light-foot.
    • father: Judge R. L. Henley
    • mother: Ida Dudley (Spencer) Henley
    • spouse: Frances Tucker
    • children: Frances Henley
    • Robert Henley (deceased)
    • Norvell Lamb Henley
    • Robert E. III Henley
    • Tucker Light-foot Henley
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    Born December 19, 1886
    Died September 9, 1965
    (aged 78)
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