William DuHamel Denney

William DuHamel Denney

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 21 Nov 1953 (aged 80)
Elsmere, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Plot 33 G
Memorial ID 7367723 · View Source
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Delaware Governor. He began his career in the insurance business, becoming the General Agent of the Hartford Insurance Company in 1908 and was a partner in the W. Charles Boyer’s Dover Insurance Agency. He entered politics as a member of the Delaware House of Representatives, (1905-07) and served as secretary to U.S. Senator Harry A. Richardson, (1907-13). During World War I, he served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army. After the war, he was elected as a Republican Delaware's 48th Governor, serving (1921-25). During his tenure, the State Department of Health and the State Highway Department were restructured, plus a State Child Welfare Commission and State Health and Welfare Commission were founded. After his term he was acting Secretary of State of Delaware in 1931, commissioner of the State Motor Vehicle Commission in 1940 and was the Delaware State Librarian Chairman, (1941-48).

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