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Henry Hampton Dunn, American Writer, former television commentator, former editor ( art: lit.comm. media, Retired)writer, former television commentator, former editor.

Background

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.

Career

Member staff Tampa (Florida) 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. Editor Florida Explorer, 1959-1986.

History commentator Station WTVT-television, 1987-1995. Official historian Hillsborough County, 1994^. President U. Tampa Alumni Association, 1940-1941.

Mercer U. Half Century Club, U. Tampa Frederic H. Spaulding Society and Golden Spartan Society. Advising committee University of Southern Florida Tampa Campus Library. Fellow University of Southern Florida Tampa Campus Library.

Legacy College, 1994. Member of advisory council Gordon Keller School Nursing, 1955-1972, chairman 1956-1959. Advisory board Salvation Army, since 1953, chairman, 1955-1956.

Past president United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa. Past president United Cerebral Palsy of Florida. Director, treasurer Tampa American Red Cross.

Selections committee, advising committee Girl Scouts. Director, vice president Visiting Nurses Association Greater Tampa since 1956, president, 1973-1974, also life member. Member National American Automobile Association Traffic and Safety Committee, National AAAPublic Relations Committee, National American Automobile Association Highway Committee.

Chairman Citizen's Advisory com.Tampa Urban Area Transportation Study. Charter 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., U. Tampa, Historic Tampa, 1983-1996, Hillsborough County Preservation, 1992-1996. Fort Brooke Commission. Vice chairman Hillsborough County History Commission, 1991^, historian, 1994^.

Member Tampa Bay Hotel Centennial Committee, member of advisory board Tampa Bay History Center, December 7th Commemorative Committee. Past president, director emeritus Driving While Impaired Counterattack Tampa-Hillsborough County. Past. president Chamberlain High School Dads Club.

Member Carrollwood Civic Association. Past president Friends of Library, Tampa/Hillsborough County Public Library. Life mem.Pres.'s Council, Founder's Society, U. South Florida.

Board directors vice chairFla. Baptist History Society, 1993-1996. Member of advisory committee old court house restoration county Citrus County History Society.

Member emeritus Hillsborough Company History Resources Review Board, 1993^. Honorary life member East Hillsborough History Society. Former member, board directors Olustee Battlefield Citizens SupportOrgn.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Religion

Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Baptist Churches should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

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).

Connections

Son of William Harvey and Nannie L. (Hemrick) D. M. Charlotte Rawls, August 16, 1941. Children: Janice Kay Oldroyd, Henry Hampton Junior, Dennis Harvey.

father:
William Harvey Dunn

mother:
Nannie L. (Hemrick) Dunn

children:
Janice Kay Oldroyd Dunn

Henry Hampton Junior Dunn

Dennis Harvey Dunn