Matthew Denver

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Matthew Rombach Denver
Matthew Denver 1915.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Thomas E. Scroggy
Succeeded by Simeon D. Fess
Personal details
Born (1870-12-21)December 21, 1870
Rombach Place, Wilmington, Ohio
Died May 13, 1954(1954-05-13) (aged 83)
Wilmington, Ohio
Resting place Sugar Grove Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Occupation banker

Matthew Rombach Denver (December 21, 1870 – May 13, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of James William Denver.


Born in Rombach Place in Wilmington, Ohio,[1] Denver attended public schools there. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1892. He was involved in agriculture, banking and manufacturing. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, and 1936 and as a member of the Democratic State committee from 1896 to 1908.

Denver was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913). He declined candidacy for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He returned to banking in Wilmington and served as president of the Ohio Bankers' Association in 1918 and 1919.

Denver was again elected a member of the Democratic State committee for the 1926-1928 term. He served as president of the Clinton County National Bank & Trust Co. from 1902 until his death in Wilmington on May 13, 1954. He remains are interred at the Sugar Grove Cemetery.


  1. ^ Brown, Albert J., ed. History of Clinton County Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Indianapolis: Bowen, 1915, 561.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas E. Scroggy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Simeon D. Fess