Robert C. Henry (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Robert C. Henry

Robert Clayton Henry was Mayor of Springfield, Ohio from 1966 to 1968. He was the first African-American mayor of an American city of any size, though this achievement is frequently overshadowed by fellow African American mayor Carl B. Stokes, who was elected mayor of Cleveland in 1967.

Born: Robert Clayton Henry, Jul 16, 1921, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
Died: Sept 8, 1981, Good Shepherd Village, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
Cause of death: Cancer
Resting place: Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A
Political party: Republican
Spouse(s): Betty Jane Scott
Children: Robert C. Henry II, Alan Henry, Lisa Henry
Education: Wittenberg University, Cleveland College of Mortuary Science
Occupation: Politician, funeral director
Preceded by: Maurice K. Baach
Succeeded by: Betty Brunk

About Robert C. Henry

Politician and Democrat who was mayor of Springfield, Ohio from 1966 to 1968. He was notably the first African American mayor of an American city.

Before Fame

He attended Wittenberg University in Springfield.


He owned and operated a funeral home while he was in politics.

Family Life

He had three children with Betty Jane Scott.


After finishing his term as mayor he was selected as a member of a fact-finding commission to Vietnam by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Information related to Robert C. Henry

  • African-American people in Ohio politics
  • Funeral directors
  • Mayors of places in Ohio
  • African-American mayors

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