Margaret Rose Henry – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senate District 2, Delaware

Delaware Democratic Party
197 Christina LandingCHRISTINA LANDING, Wilmington, DE 19801
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

She is most proud that as a divorced mother, she was able to raise two sons, John and Marcus, who are both successful in their own right. She is the proud grandmother of Myles Isaha Henry, who refers to her as "Mimi".

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

She started her professional career at the YWCA, has worked for United Way of Delaware, was executive director of Delaware Guidance Services, served as administrator of the Ingleside Retirement Apartments for senior citizens, and as executive director of Girls Incorporated of Delaware. Currently, Senator Henry is Program Coordinator of the Women's Center at Delaware Technical and Community College in Wilmington.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

She is currently the State Director for Women in Government, serves on the Board of the Medical Center of Delaware, and is a sustainer in the Junior League of Wilmington. Other activities have included: The Governor's Commission on Families; Chair of the City of Wilmington's Civil Rights Commission; Member of the Board of Interfaith Housing Delaware; and member of the Board of Trustees for the National Society of Fundraising Executives. In addition, Senator Henry serves as Honorary Chair of Delawareans United to Prevent Child Abuse.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

The first African American woman to serve in the Delaware State Senate, Margaret Rose Henry was elected to finish the term of Herman Holloway, Sr. in 1994. Senator Henry has been re-elected twice since to serve the 2nd Senatorial district.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Margaret Rose Henry has been honored by the Delaware YWCA as a "Woman of the Century." She is also the recipient of the Delaware Chapter of the ACLU's "Gerald E. Kandler Memorial Award" for her exemplary life as a public servant and as an advocate for the rights of citizens throughout the community. Senator Henry has been honored by the Delaware Bar Association as their Legislator of the Year in 2002. Most recently, Senator Henry was inducted into the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

MA, Springfield College

BA, Texas Southern University.

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