LINDSLEY, HENRY DICKINSON
LINDSLEY, HENRY DICKINSON (1872–1938). Henry Dickinson Lindsley, lawyer, banker, and soldier, son of Louise (Dickinson) and Philip Lindsley, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 29, 1872. He attended Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1893. He was president of the Citizens Association of Dallas (1905–09), president of the Southwestern Life Insurance Company (1908–10), chairman of the board of the Dallas Trust and Savings Bank (1914–18), and director of the City National Bank. He was mayor of Dallas from 1915 to 1917. As a colonel in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, he received French and Belgian decorations and the Distinguished Service Medal. In 1919 he became director of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. As first national commander of the American Legion, he organized the legion in every state in the United States and in France and England and built a membership of 700,000 in seven months. His first marriage, to Ruth Bower, ended in divorce; they had two children. His second wife, Margaret, was his nurse during his last illness. Lindsley was a Democrat and a Mason. He died at his home in Dallas on November 18, 1938.
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