Home economist; educator. Born– April 12, 1896, New Orleans, La. Parents– George P. and Alphonsine (Walz) Thompson. Education– Newcomb College, A.B.; Columbia University, M.A. Taught at Lewisburg College, 1917-1919; University of Georgia, 1919-1922; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1923-1928; University of Alabama after 1928; with South Carolina Extension Service (Winthrop) in summer 1926 and U.S. Bureau of Home Economics (Winthrop) in summer 1928; visiting professor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University summer of 1926; contributed to educational and scientific periodicals. Member American Association of University Women. The School of Home Economics at the University of Alabama established the Henrietta Thompson Fashion Achievement Award in her honor. Died August 1986.
Who’s Who of American Women, 1968.
Clothing for Children. New York; Wiley, 1949.
Letters and correspondence of Henrietta Thompson are held by the University of Alabama Libraries.