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George DENISON

(1790-1831)

DENISON, George, (uncle of Charles Denison), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., February 22, 1790; engaged in mercantile pursuits; attended the Wilkes-Barre Academy; clerk of the Wilkes-Barre borough council 1811-1814, and member of the council for many years, serving as president in 1823 and 1824; recorder and registrar of Luzerne County 1812-1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Luzerne County; member of the State house of representatives in 1815 and 1816; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1823); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Seventeenth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; deputy attorney general for Luzerne County in 1824; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1827, and served until his death; burgess of Wilkes-Barre Borough in 1829 and 1830; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., August 20, 1831; interment in Hollenback Cemetery.

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

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