George R. Dennis

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George Robertson Dennis
George Dennis of Maryland, sitting.jpg
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1879
Preceded byGeorge Vickers
Succeeded byJames B. Groome
Member of the Maryland Senate
In office
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
In office
Personal details
Born(1822-04-08)April 8, 1822
Whitehaven, Maryland
DiedAugust 13, 1882(1882-08-13) (aged 60)
Kingston, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic

George Robertson Dennis (April 8, 1822 – August 13, 1882), a Democrat, was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1873 to 1879. He also served in the Maryland State Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates.

Dennis was born in Whitehaven, Maryland, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He entered the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1843 and practiced in Kingston, Maryland, for many years, until later devoting himself to agricultural pursuits.

In 1854 and 1871, Dennis served as a member of the Maryland State Senate, and in 1867 served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, until March 3, 1879. He died in Kingston in 1882, and is interred in St. Andrew's Churchyard of Princess Anne, Maryland.


  • United States Congress. "George R. Dennis (id: D000242)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
George Vickers
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: William T. Hamilton, William P. Whyte
Succeeded by
James B. Groome