Honoring Inola Frances Henry

Resolution Number SD09.01

Honoring Inola Frances Henry

WHEREAS, Inola Frances Henry was born on November 15, 1942, in Henderson, Texas and moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where she attended school and received her teaching credential, and settled in Los Angeles, California, in 1965, and in 1969 became a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District, beginning her remarkable 40-year commitment to teaching and mentoring; and

WHEREAS, in the late 1960’s Inola Henry became politically active with the California Democratic Party as well as the Los Angeles County Democratic Party; and in 1978 Inola Henry became a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) where she served with distinction for decades as Lead Chair of the CDP Resolutions Committee; and in 1978 Inola Henry was elected as a delegate to the Midterm National Convention, and in 2000 was elected to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and was re-elected in 2004 and 2008; and

WHEREAS, Inola Henry passed away on July 26, 2009;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party proudly honors Inola Frances Henry for her lifelong dedication to teaching, promoting positive race and human relations, and for being an integral part of the California Democratic Party’s resolutions process for many decades.

Submitted by California DNC Members, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
and the CDP Resolutions Committee

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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