Winfield K. Denton

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Winfield K. Denton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by E. A. Mitchell
Succeeded by D. Bailey Merrill
In office
January 3, 1955 – December 30, 1966
Preceded by D. Bailey Merrill
Succeeded by Roger Zion
Personal details
Born (1896-10-28)October 28, 1896
Evansville, Indiana
Died November 2, 1971(1971-11-02) (aged 75)
Evansville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Relations George Kirkpatrick Denton (father)
Alma mater De Pauw University, Harvard Law School

Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (October 28, 1896 – November 2, 1971) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, son of George Kirkpatrick Denton.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, Denton attended the public schools. He attended De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. A.B., De Pauw University, 1919. J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1922. He was in the United States Army Air Corps, First World War, 1919. He was in the United States Army, Second World War from 1942 to 1945. He was a lawyer in private practice. He served as prosecuting attorney, Vanderburgh County, Indiana from 1932 to 1936. He served as member of the Indiana state legislature from 1937 to 1942, and as minority leader, 1941. He served as member of the Indiana state budget committee from 1940 to 1942.

Denton was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-third Congress in 1952. He served as delegate to each Democratic National Convention, 1952 to 1964.

Denton was elected to the Eighty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (January 3, 1955-December 30, 1966). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966. He died on November 2, 1971, in Evansville, Indiana. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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