Doctor Henry attended Tuskegee Institute, as his parents had done. He majored in Mathematics, English, and French, and graduated in 1931 with a Bachelor of Science. Henry earned a Master of Science degree in organic chemistry from Atlanta University in 1937.
Nearly seven decades of work in the fields of magnetism and superconductivity have earned him praise as one of the most eminent African-American scientists in United States. history. While working towards his graduate degree Warren taught classes at Spelman College and Morehouse College. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1941.
After graduating, Henry returned to Tuskegee Institute where he taught courses.
Some of his students were the 99th Pursuit Squadron, part of the Tuskegee Airmen. In 1943–1946, Henry found a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology"s top-secret Radiation Laboratory where he made important contributions.
Henry later worked as a physicist at the United States. Naval Research Laboratory from 1948–1960, as an engineer and scientist at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company until 1969, then as a professor of physics at Howard University. He traveled world wide giving talks and presentations and worked for years with the Minorities Access to Research Careers (Machine-Readable Cataloging) program, established in 1975 by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences.
In addition, he played tennis with Doctor Enrico Fermi, a 1938 laureate." Henry wrote and published dozens of scientific articles
American Physical Society. American Association for the Advancement of Science.