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Denver Samuel CHURCH

(1862-1952)

CHURCH, Denver Samuel, a Representative from California; born in Folsom City, Sacramento County, Calif., December 11, 1862; attended the common schools; was graduated from Healdsburg (Calif.) College in 1885; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif.; district attorney of Fresno County 1907-1913; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law in Fresno, Calif.; superior judge of Fresno County 1924-1930; elected to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law; died in Fresno, Calif., February 21, 1952; interment in Belmont Memorial Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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