Nunley Award

Douglas Henry, Jr.


  • State Senator and Representative
  • served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II

Douglas “Doug” Henry of Nashville has experienced a 40-year career in state government in the senate and house and a 52-year (and counting) marriage to his wife, Loiette.

Before marriage, college, life as an attorney, six children and politics, Henry enjoyed a distinguished military career. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Phillippine Independence Medal. For his military efforts, Henry has been selected as the 22nd recipient of the Dr. Joe Nunley Memorial Award. 

Henry has held a number of public offices while serving in the house and senate, and also been a member of the Tennessee Bicentennial Commission, past chairman of the State Capitol Commission and past chair of the Southern Legislative Conference. Community involvement for Henry includes being on the Nashville, Tennessee and American bar associations; and memberships on various boards, clubs and organizations. He is a member of American Legion Post 5, a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and member of the Douglas Henry Museum Commission. Henry earned his bachelor’s and bachelor or laws degrees from Vanderbilt University.  


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