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Henry Denhardt

Henry H. Denhardt (March 8, 1876 – September 20, 1937) was a Democratic American politician and retired brigadier general in the United States Army, who served as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1923 to 1927, under Governor William J. Fields.

Denhardt was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In November, 1936 he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Verna Garr Taylor, and tried in New Castle, Kentucky. The trial ended with a hung jury. Before he could be tried a second time, he was shot to death, at the Armstrong Hotel, Shelbyville, Kentucky, September 20, 1937.


Political offices
Preceded by
S. Thruston Ballard
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
James Breathitt, Jr.