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Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.

Born: Jun 25, 1903

Death: Sep 13, 1960

Birthplace: St. Louis

Nationality: United States

Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.

Date of Birth : Jun 25, 1903
Date of Death : Sep 13, 1960
Birth Place : St. Louis

Thomas Carey Hennings, Jr. was an American political figure from Missouri, and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. Born in St. Louis, he attended the public schools and graduated from Cornell University in 1924 and from the law school of Washington University in St. Louis in 1926. He was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in St. Louis, and served as assistant circuit attorney for that city from 1929 to 1934. He served as a colonel on the Governor's staff from 1932 to 1936 and was a lecturer on criminal jurisprudence at the Benton College of Law in St. Louis from 1934 to 1938. Hennings was 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. He was circuit attorney from 1941 to 1944, and served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve from 1941 to 1943, after which he resumed the practice of law. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S.

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