Wilson, Henry H. (Henry Hall), 1921-1979



Wilson, Henry H. (Henry Hall), 1921-1979


Bio: Henry Hall Wilson was born in Monroe, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate (1942) and graduate (1948) degrees from Duke University. From 1948 to 1961, Wilson was a practicing attorney in North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina legislature from 1953 to 1959, and at the same time, a member of the Democratic National Committee (1953-1961). He was the North Carolina delegate to Democratic National Convention and President of the North Carolina Young Democrats Committee in 1956. In 1960, Wilson was the North Carolina Chairman for Kennedy campaign, and from 1961 to 1967, he was the Administrative Assistant to the President. He served as the President and CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1967 to 1973. In 1973, he made an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.


Henry Wilson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Oval Office, 3/22/1968. Photo # a5889-9 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Administrative Assistant to the President for Legislative Liaison, 1961-1967