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David Worth DENNIS

(1912-1999)

DENNIS, David Worth, a Representative from Indiana; born in Washington, D.C., June 7, 1912; graduated from Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., 1929; A.B., Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 1933; LL.B. (now J.D.), Harvard Law School, 1936; admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced practice in Richmond, Ind. in 1936; prosecuting attorney, Wayne County, Ind., 1939-1943; enlisted in the United States Army, 1944-1946, commissioned first lieutenant, JAG department, and served in the Pacific; elected State representative from Wayne County to Indiana general assembly, 1947-1949; joint State representative, Wayne and Union Counties, 1953-1959; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Richmond, Ind.; was a resident of Richmond, Ind., until his death there on January 6, 1999.

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

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