George K. Denton
For the British colonial official, see George Chardin Denton
|George Kirkpatrick Denton|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 1st district
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
|Preceded by||Charles Lieb|
|Succeeded by||Oscar R. Luhring|
November 17, 1864|
near Sebree, Kentucky
January 4, 1926 61) (aged|
|Children||Winfield K. Denton|
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan University|
Born near Sebree, Kentucky, Denton attended the public schools and Van Horn Institute. He was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware in 1891 and from the law department of Boston (Massachusetts) University in 1893. He was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Evansville, Indiana. He served as counsel for the Intermediate Life Insurance Co..
Denton was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Evansville, Indiana. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1924 for judge of the Indiana Supreme Court. Candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1926, but died before the primary election. He died in Evansville, Indiana, January 4, 1926. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "George K. Denton (id: D000258)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district
| Succeeded by|
Oscar R. Luhring