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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesMaryland

George Robertson DENNIS

(1822-1882)
Senate Years of Service:
1873-1879
Party:
Democrat

DENNIS, George Robertson, a Senator from Maryland; born in Whitehaven, Somerset County, Md., April 8, 1822; graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., and entered the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; graduated in 1843 and practiced in Kingston, Md., for many years; later devoted himself to agricultural pursuits; member, State senate 1854; member, State house of delegates 1867; member, State senate 1871; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, until March 3, 1879; died in Kingston, Somerset County, Md., on August 13, 1882; interment in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md.

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

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