George Denison (American politician)

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George Denison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Preceded bySee below
Succeeded bySee below
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1790-02-22)February 22, 1790
Kingston, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 20, 1831(1831-08-20) (aged 41)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

George Denison (February 22, 1790 – August 20, 1831) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Denison (uncle of Charles Denison) was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He attended the Wilkes-Barre Academy. He served as clerk of the Wilkes-Barre borough council from 1811 to 1814, and member of the council for many years, serving as president in 1823 and 1824. He served as recorder and registrar of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from 1812 to 1815. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Luzerne County.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1815 and 1816. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department in the Seventeenth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination.

He resumed the practice of law and served as deputy attorney general for Luzerne County in 1824. He was again elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1827, and served until his death. He was burgess of Wilkes-Barre Borough in 1829 and 1830. He died in Wilkes-Barre in 1831. Interment in Hollenback Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George Denison (id: D000238)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Murray
William Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district


alongside:John Murray, William Cox Ellis and Thomas Murray, Jr.

Succeeded by
James S. Mitchell