Thomas Carey Hennings, Jr.
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Member of Congress & United States Senator
of the Congress of the United States:
Representative and a Senator from Missouri;
born in St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated
from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1924 and from the law department
of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1926; admitted to the bar
in 1926 and commenced practice in St. Louis; served as assistant circuit
attorney for St. Louis 1929-1934; served as a colonel on the Governorís
staff 1932-1936; lecturer on criminal jurisprudence at the Benton College
of Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1934-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth,
Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3,
1935, until his resignation on December 31, 1940, to become a candidate
for circuit attorney of St. Louis; circuit attorney for the city of St.
Louis 1941-1944; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States
Naval Reserve during Second World War 1941-1943; resumed the practice of
law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1950, reelected
in 1956, and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Washington,
D.C., September 13, 1960; chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration
(Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses); interment in Arlington National
Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.
Updated: 14 June 2003