Walter Lewis Hensley

Walter Lewis Hensley ( born September 3, 1871 Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri, † July 18, 1946 in Ludington, Michigan ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1919 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Hensley attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1894 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Wayne County in this profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm after Bonne Terre in St. Francois County. In this district it was 1898-1902 prosecutor. He then moved to Farmington, where he practiced as a lawyer again.

Politically Hensley was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1910 he was in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Politte Elvins on March 4, 1911. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In 1913 were the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

1918 renounced Hensley on another Congress candidate. In the years 1919 and 1920 he was a federal prosecutor. Then he practiced until 1936 in St. Louis as a lawyer; then he withdrew into retirement. He died on 18 July 1946 in his summer residence Ludington (Michigan) and was buried in Pevely.