Dudley Chase Denison

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Dudley Chase Denison
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Luke P. Poland
Succeeded by James Manning Tyler
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1861–1863
Member of the Vermont Senate
In office
1853–1854
Personal details
Born (1819-09-13)September 13, 1819
Royalton, Vermont, USA
Died February 10, 1905(1905-02-10) (aged 85)
Royalton, Vermont, USA
Citizenship  United States
Political party Independent Republican and Republican
Spouse(s) Eunice Dunbar Denison
Relations Dudley Chase, Philander Chase, and Salmon P. Chase
Children Joseph Dudley Denison, Catherine Amanda Denison, John Henry Denison, Gertrude May Denison, Lucy Dunbar Denison, Edward Denison and Elizabeth Denison
Alma mater University of Vermont
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Dudley Chase Denison (September 13, 1819 – February 10, 1905) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Vermont. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives two terms, and was also a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont State Senate.

Biography[edit]

Denison was born in Royalton, Vermont, son of Dr. Joseph Adam Denison and Rachel (Chase) Denison.[1] He attended Royalton Academy and graduated third in his class from the University of Vermont in 1840. He later received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Vermont. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845.[2] He began the practice of law in Royalton.

Denison served as a member of the Vermont State Senate in 1853 and 1854, and served as the State's Attorney for Windsor County from 1858 until 1860.[3] He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1861 until 1863.[4] He was a trustee for Norwich University from 1850 until 1887, and a trustee for the University of Vermont from 1862 to 1865.[5]

From 1864 to 1869, Denison served as the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.[6] He also served as a director of the National Life Insurance Company.[7]

He was elected as an Independent Republican candidate to the 44th United States Congress and reelected as a Republican candidate to the 45th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1875 until March 3, 1879.[8] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1878.

After serving in Congress, Denison resumed the practice of law in Royalton. He died in Royalton on February 10, 1905 and is interred in the North Royalton cemetery.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Denison married Eunice Dunbar on December 22, 1846. They had seven children: Joseph Dudley Denison, Catherine Amanda Denison, John Henry Denison, Gertrude May Denison, Lucy Dunbar Denison, Edward Denison and Elizabeth Denison.[10]

He was the nephew of Dudley Chase and Philander Chase, and the cousin of Salmon P. Chase.[9][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dudley Chase Denison (1819 - 1906)". Ancestry.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dudley Chase Denison". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "DENISON, Dudley Chase,". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Proctor, Redfield and Charles H. Davenport (1894). Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical history of Vermonters and sons of Vermont. Transcript publishing company. p. 158. 
  5. ^ Ellis, William Arba (1911). Norwich university, 1819-1911: her history, her graduates, her roll of honor, pub. by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge. The Capital city press. p. 13. 
  6. ^ "Denison, Dudley Chase (1819-1905)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 357. 
  8. ^ "Rep. Dudley Denison". Govtrack.us. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Dudley Chase DENISON — Infoplease.com at www.infoplease.com
  10. ^ "Eunice Dunbar Denison". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Chase-Sprague family of Rhode Island". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical history of Vermonters and sons of Vermont" by Redfield Proctor, Charles H. Davenport and Levi Knight Fuller, published by the Transcript publishing company, 1894.

External links[edit]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Luke P. Poland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd congressional district

1875-1879
Succeeded by
James M. Tyler