DENNIS, George Robertson, (1822 - 1882)

Senate Years of Service: 1873-1879
Party: Democrat

Library of Congress

DENNIS, George Robertson, a Senator from Maryland; born in Whitehaven, Somerset County, Md., April 8, 1822; graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., and entered the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; graduated in 1843 and practiced in Kingston, Md., for many years; later devoted himself to agricultural pursuits; member, State senate 1854; member, State house of delegates 1867; member, State senate 1871; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, until March 3, 1879; died in Kingston, Somerset County, Md., on August 13, 1882; interment in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md.