Robert K. Henry Edit Profile
He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for two years, and then began a career in banking.
As a Democrat, he served as Wisconsin State Treasurer. As a Republican, he served in the United States House of Representatives. In 1932 he was the successful Democratic nominee for State Treasurer, and he served two terms, 1933 to 1937.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936. In 1938 he ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of Wisconsin, and lost to Julius Heil, who went on to defeat Philip La Follette, the Wisconsin Progressive Party nominee in the general election. Henry served on the Jefferson Municipal Water and Light Commission from 1939 to 1944.
He was elected to Congress in 1944 and re-elected in 1946. He served in the 79th Congress, but died before the start of the 80th Congress. Henry died in Madison, Wisconsin on November 20, 1946.
He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Jefferson.
Republican Party, Democratic Party.
He rose through the ranks of the Jefferson County Bank to become cashier and a member of the board of directors. From 1940 to 1944 he was a member of the State Banking Commission 1940-1944.
Married Claire Stevens, December 13, 1911.