John Brown Penington

John Brown Penington

Birth
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 1 Jun 1902 (aged 76)
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7534173 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in New Castle, Delaware, he graduated from Jefferson College Pennsylvania, engaged in teaching in Indiana for several years, returned to Delaware, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced to practice law in Dover, Delaware. He was a member of the Delaware State House of Representatives in 1857, clerk of the Delaware State House of Representatives (1859, 1863, 1871), United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, (1868-72) and Attorney General of Delaware State, (1874-78). In 1887, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death age 76 in Dover, Delaware.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7534173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Brown Penington (20 Dec 1825–1 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7534173, citing Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .