Former City School Supt. Jim Henry Dies; Helped Oversee School Desegregation

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Dr. Jim Henry
Dr. Jim Henry

Former City School Supt. Jim Henry died at his home in Ooltewah on Sunday. He was 90.

He served as superintendent in the 1970s and helped oversee the desegregation of the school system.

Born in Hamilton County on Feb. 26, 1922, he attended city schools and Chattanooga High School before entering Georgia Tech. His college education was interrupted when he joined the Army Air Corps. Afterward, he returned to Georgia Tech and gained a degree in industrial management. He later gained a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee.

He was first in the insurance business, but he attended a Chattanooga High School football game and "got so mad" when his team lost that he asked Principal Creed Bates if he could become part of the staff. He became dean of students at City High for Principal Bates.

After his tenure as superintendent, he retired to garden. But he missed the classroom and began teaching at Notre Dame High School under Principal Jim Phifer.

The Chattanooga Funeral Home's East Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

A memorial service will be Oct. 1 with the exact time to be announced later.

 


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