Joseph Parsons Comegys

Joseph Parsons Comegys

Birth
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 1 Feb 1893 (aged 79)
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 6870410 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He attended the Academy of Dover, studied law, was admitted to the Bar in 1835 and commenced to practice law in Dover, Delaware. He served as a member of the Delaware State House (1843-44, 1849-50) and was a member of the commission to revise the Delaware State Constitution in 1852. In 1856, he was appointed to the U.S. Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Clayton, serving until 1857. Choosing not to seek another term, he resumed his private legal practice in Dover, Delaware. He was appointed chief justice of the Delaware State Supreme Court in 1876 and served until just before his death at age 79.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6870410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Parsons Comegys (29 Dec 1813–1 Feb 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6870410, citing Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .