DENNIS, John, (1807 - 1859)


DENNIS, John, (son of John Dennis [1771-1806] and cousin of Littleton Purnell Dennis), a Representative from Maryland; born at “Beckford,” near Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., in 1807; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the State house of delegates; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; died at “Beckford,” November 1, 1859.