Martha S. Hennessey
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate from the 5th district|
|Assumed office |
December 7, 2016
|Preceded by||David Pierce|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from the Grafton 12 district|
December 3, 2014 – December 7, 2016
|Preceded by||Multi-member district|
|Succeeded by||Multi-member district|
|Born||February 2, 1954|
Martha S. Hennessey (born February 2, 1954) is an American politician who has served in the New Hampshire Senate from the 5th district since 2016. She is chair of the Senate Judiciary, and has served on Transportation and Health and Human Services Committees. She previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from the Grafton 12 district from 2014 to 2016.
Hennessey graduated from Dartmouth College (1976), with a degree in psychology and from the University of Pennsylvania, with an MBA (Wharton) and PhD in developmental psychology. She practiced as an educational psychologist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, before joining the NH legislature. She is married to Stephen Severson, and they have three children (Kristina, Tucker, and Elizabeth) and 5 granddaughters.
- "Senator Martha Hennessey (D-Hanover)". Gencourt.state.nh.us. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
- "Hennessey Faces Low-Profile Challenger for Upper Valley Senate Seat". Vnews.com. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
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