Edward E. Denison

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Edward E. Denison

Edward Everett Denison (August 28, 1873 – June 17, 1953) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Marion, Illinois, Denison attended the public schools. He was graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1895, from Yale University, in 1896, and from Columbian University (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1899. He was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Marion, Illinois, in 1900. He engaged in the banking business for one year.

Denison was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He resumed the general practice of law in Marion, Illinois. He was an unsuccessful candidate for circuit judge of the first judicial circuit of Illinois in 1939. He died in Carbondale, Illinois on June 17, 1953. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert P. Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 25th congressional district

March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1931
Succeeded by
Kent E. Keller

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.