E. William Henry worked as a young lawyer for Robert Kennedy in the 1960 presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy. The new President appointed Henry to the Federal Communications Commission in 1962, later naming him the agency’s Chairman, an office he held from 1963-66. Following government service, Henry practiced law in D. C.’s private sector for the next quarter-century. He returned to his hometown of Memphis in 1994 as president of the Rising Tide Foundation, an organization created to promote the formation of minority owned businesses. He is the author of Triumph and Tragedy: the Life of Edward Whymper.