Jerome Bunty Chaffee

Jerome Bunty Chaffee

Birth
Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 9 Mar 1886 (aged 60)
Salem Center, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 7994123 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He worked as a teacher until starting a successful dry goods business in the late 1840s and then relocated moved to Colorado, in 1860, to invest in mining. There he was one of the founders of the City of Denver and founded the First National Bank of Denver. Entering politics, he helped organize the Colorado Territory and was a member of the Colorado Territorial House of Representatives, (1861-63). In 1871, he was elected as a Republican Delegate to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving until 1875. Upon the admission of Colorado as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1876-79). Not seeking reelection, he served as chairman of the Colorado Republican Party until 1884, when he returned to New York and where he died at age 60.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 17 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7994123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerome Bunty Chaffee (17 Apr 1825–9 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7994123, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .