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William DENNING

(1740-1819)

DENNING, William, a Representative from New York; born probably in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in April 1740; moved to New York City in early youth and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Committee of One Hundred in 1775; deputy to the New York Provincial congress 1775-1777; member of the convention of State representatives in 1776 and 1777; served in the State assembly 1784-1787 and in the State senate 1798-1808; member of the council of appointment in 1799; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress and served from March 4, 1809, until his resignation in 1810, never having qualified; died in New York City October 30, 1819; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard.

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

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