Congressman Black Honors the Life of Senator Douglas Henry

Mar 6, 2017

Gallatin, TN – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) paid tribute to the life of former Tennessee State Senator Douglas Henry, with whom she served in the state legislature from 1998 until her election to Congress in 2010. Henry died yesterday at the age of 90. Black released the following statement:

“Senator Henry was special to me, and to so many others. He was a statesmen, a true southern gentleman, and a giant of the Tennessee legislature whose legacy will endure for generations to come. Dave and I treasured his friendship and are praying for his loved ones today," said Congressman Diane Black. "Admiration for Senator Henry was never limited by one’s political party, because he never let such labels define him in the first place. He was universally respected for his willingness to join hands with anyone who shared his concern for Tennessee. I will always be personally grateful for his leadership in the passage of Amendment One a few short years ago. While we miss Senator Henry already, we can be thankful for his decades of faithful service to our state, and the knowledge that he is now safely home – reunited with his beloved Lolly once again.”  


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.