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Edward Everett DENISON

(1873-1953)

DENISON, Edward Everett, a Representative from Illinois; born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., August 28, 1873; attended the public schools; was graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Tex., in 1895, from Yale University, in 1896, and from Columbian (now George Washington) University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1899; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Marion, Ill., in 1900; engaged in the banking business for one year; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the general practice of law in Marion, Ill.; unsuccessful candidate for circuit judge of the first judicial circuit of Illinois in 1939; died in Carbondale, Ill., June 17, 1953; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Marion, Ill.

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

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