Joe W. Henry

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Joe W. Henry (September 20, 1916 – June 9, 1980) was a Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1974 to 1980.

Born in Lynneville, Giles County, Tennessee.[1]

elected to Tennessee Supreme Court August 1, 1974, took his seat September 1, 1974; chief justice, 1979; served until his death; attended Middle Tennessee State University; LL.B., Cumberland University, 1938; admitted to Tennessee Bar, March 1940; began practice of law in Pulaski, January 1, 1941; entered the U.S. Army, October 11, 1941; graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School, served in Mediterranean Theater of Operations; discharged as a major February 1946; representative in Tennessee General Assembly, 1948 to 1950; served as adjutant general of Tennessee January 1953 to January 1959.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society. "Justices".
Political offices
Preceded by
Court substantially renewed
Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court
Succeeded by
George H. Brown Jr.

Category:Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court

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