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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 29, 2012

Henry Von Sutton, 80 of Memphis, died Feb. 27. A native of Crockett County, he practiced law in Memphis for 35 years. Mr. Von Sutton  earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1961. He was active in Democratic Party politics, serving as co-chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, delegate to the Democratic National Convention and elector of the Electoral College. He ran for U.S. Congress in 1966 on a platform of equality at the polls, at work and in life. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Family Funeral Care. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be sent to The Kirby Pines Foundation, The Henry V. Sutton Memorial Fund, 3535 Kirby Road, Memphis 38115. Read more about Von Sutton's life in The Commercial Appeal