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Edwin Denby

  • Birth 18 Feb 1870 Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 8 Feb 1929 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Lakeview Section, Lot 20
  • Memorial ID 7253726

US Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War as a Gunner's Mate, 3rd Class on board the "USS Yosemite". He elected as a Republican to represent Michigan's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1905 to 1911. He was defeated in 1910. In 1921 he was appointed by President Warren G. Harding as United States Secretary of the Navy, a post he served in until he resigned in 1924 in the wake of the Teapot Dome scandal. During World War I he served active duty in the United States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Major.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7253726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Denby (18 Feb 1870–8 Feb 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7253726, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .