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William D. Denney - Christ Church Cemetery - Dover, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily
N 39° 09.283 W 075° 31.279
18S E 454956 N 4334075
Quick Description: 56th Governor of the State of Delaware
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2014 10:01:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMME2N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters
Views: 1

Long Description:
Denney's grave is one of the listed attractions on the Christ Church Cemetery tour.


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Description:
William duHamel Denney was the 56th Governor of the State of Delaware. A Republican, Denney served in the Delaware General Assembly for one session (1905-06), serving as Speaker. During World War I, he left his insurance industry job for the US Army, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant while serving stateside. Denney was elected Governor of Delaware in 1920, serving one term from 1921-1925. Denney remained active in state government government, serving as Delaware's acting secretary of state in 1931 and as state librarian from 1941 to 1948.


Date of birth: 3/31/1873

Date of death: 11/21/1953

Area of notoriety: Historical Figure

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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