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Harmar Denny DENNY, Jr.

(1886-1966)

DENNY, Harmar Denny, Jr., (great-grandson of Harmar Denny), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allegheny, Pa., July 2, 1886; attended Allegheny Preparatory School and St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., in 1904; was graduated from Yale University in 1908, and from the law school of the University of Pittsburgh in 1911; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced the practice of law in Pittsburgh, Pa.; during the First World War served in the United States Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant and bombing pilot; director of public safety, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1933 and 1934; unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1941; served as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Air Corps as assistant air inspector, Eastern Flying Training Command, 1942-1945; commissioned lieutenant colonel, Air Force, retired; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; served as a member of Civil Aeronautics Board from April 7, 1953, to November 15, 1959; retired and resided in Pittsburgh, Pa.; died in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, January 6, 1966; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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