Statement from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the death of Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.

Sen. Douglas Henry Jr. attended Vanderbilt’s “Meet the Candidates” picnic held on campus in 2012. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

“Douglas Henry Jr. was a distinguished public servant, esteemed Vanderbilt alumnus, generous benefactor and dear friend. His quiet wisdom and steady leadership in the General Assembly helped our campus, city and state in so many ways,” Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “I will always be grateful for the keen interest and devotion to the university that Doug and his beloved wife, Lolly, maintained throughout their lives. Vanderbilt was privileged to have Doug as its state senator for 44 years. His tremendous influence in areas such as public education, finance, natural resources and so much more have left a lasting mark on our community.”