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Dudley Chase DENISON

(1819-1905)

DENISON, Dudley Chase, (nephew of Dudley Chase and cousin of Salmon Portland Chase), a Representative from Vermont; born in Royalton, Vt., September 13, 1819; attended Royalton Academy, and was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Royalton; member of the State senate in 1853 and 1854; State’s attorney 1858-1860; served in the State house of representatives 1861-1863; United States district attorney for the district of Vermont 1865-1869; elected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law; died in Royalton, Windsor County, Vt., February 10, 1905; interment in North Royalton Cemetery.

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

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