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Charles DENISON

(1818-1867)

DENISON, Charles, (nephew of George Denison), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wyoming Valley, Pa., January 23, 1818; received a liberal education, and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his death in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 27, 1867; interment in Forty Fort Cemetery, Kingston, Pa.

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

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