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Walter McKennon DENNY

(1853-1926)

DENNY, Walter McKennon, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Moss Point, Jackson County, Miss., October 28, 1853; attended the common schools and Roanoke College, Salem, Va.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1874; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss.; clerk of the circuit and chancery courts of Jackson County, Miss., from November 1883 until January 1, 1895; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; joined the Republican Party in 1896; resumed the practice of law at Pascagoula, Miss., and for fifteen years was legal adviser to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors; died in Pascagoula November 5, 1926; interment in Machpelah Cemetery.

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

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