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Thomas Carey Hennings

Thomas Carey Hennings, United States Senator.

Background

  • Hennings, Thomas Carey was born on June 25, 1903 in St. Louis. Son of Thomas Carey and Sarah Pouillain (Wilson) Hennings.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1954, Westminster College, 1958.

    Career

    • Admitted to the Missouri State bar, 1926 and to bars of Supreme Court of the United States Court, also United States Federal Court and various state courts. Member firm Green, Hennings, Henry & Evans. Assistant circuit attorney, St. Louis, 1929-1934.

      Member 74th to 76th Congresses, 11th Missouri District, resigned from Congress to become circuit attorney, St. Louis, 1940-1941. Lecturer in criminal jurisprudence, Benton College of Law, St. Louis, 1931-1935. United States senator from Missouri, since 1950.

      Chairman committee on rules and administration. Chairman or member some fifteen coms. or sub-coms. Member Democratic steering committee, Democratic policy committee, secretary Democratic conference Delaware Inter-Parliamentary Union, Vienna, 1954, Helsinki, 1955.

      Commissioned lieutenant commander United States Navy Reserve, 1940. Called to active duty, July 1941, served in Atlantic and Pacific areas, honorary discharge from active duty 1944 for physical disability incurred in line of duty. Honorary president, past president, now nat. director Big Brother Organization (National Big Brothers of 1956).

      Past director Urban League, Navy League of the United States. Trustee Missouri History Society. V. chairman Missouri Basin Survey Commission Charter member U. Investment Syndicate, St. Louis.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member firm Green, Hennings, Henry & Evans. Member 74th to 76th Congresses, 11th Missouri District, resigned from Congress to become circuit attorney, St. Louis, 1940-1941. Member Democratic steering committee, Democratic policy committee, secretary Democratic conference Delaware Inter-Parliamentary Union, Vienna, 1954, Helsinki, 1955.

    Commissioned lieutenant commander United States Navy Reserve, 1940. Member American, Missouri, St. Louis bar associations, Cornell Law Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Judicature Society, St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, Order of Coif, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Cornell, Racquet, University, Noonday (St. Louis), 1925 F Street, Burning Tree (Washington), Cornell, Mexico Pilgrims (New York).

    Connections

    • Married second Elizabeth Stallcup.
    • father: Thomas Carey Hennings
    • mother: Sarah Pouillain (Wilson) Hennings
    • spouse: 2d Elizabeth Stallcup.
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    Born June 25, 1903
    Died September 13, 1960
    (aged 57)
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