Kim Henry

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Kim Henry
First Lady of Oklahoma
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 10, 2011
Governor Brad Henry
Preceded by Cathy Keating
Succeeded by Wade Christensen
Personal details
Born Kim Blain
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brad Henry
Children Leah, Laynie and Baylee
Residence Shawnee, Oklahoma
Profession Teacher
Religion Southern Baptist

Kimberly Diane "Kim" Henry is an American teacher who is the wife of the 26th Governor of Oklahoma, Brad Henry. She was the First Lady of Oklahoma from January 13, 2003, to January 10, 2011.

Henry began her career as a teacher by joining the staff of her alma mater, Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1993. While there, she taught Oklahoma History, Economics, Government and American History. When her husband Brad Henry was elected Governor of Oklahoma in 2003, Henry became the First Lady of Oklahoma.

First Lady Henry is currently serving on board of directors for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. She is previously served on the board of directors for Science Museum Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Also, Henry is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Sarkeys Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to providing support through gifts and grants to Oklahoma's non-profit organizations.

Personal life[edit]

Henry is married to her husband Brad Henry. Together, they have three daughters. She lost another daughter at age 7 months to spinal muscular atrophy. Henry was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame in 2009.

The Oklahoma Education Association awarded her The Friend of Education Award in 2005. She was also the recipient of the 2004 Award of Distinction, given by the Board of Advocates of the University of Oklahoma, College of Education. She was honored in 2004 by The Journal Record’s 50 Most Distinguished Women and received the Bill Lowry Library Champion Award for her work in literacy. In addition to these, Kim was also chosen as one of the March of Dimes 2005 Great Spirits. Kim was awarded the Jasmine Award by the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum as a tribute to her unending concern, dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of Oklahoma’s children.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Cathy Keating
First Lady of Oklahoma
January 13, 2003 - January 10, 2011
Succeeded by
Wade Christensen