- Robert Denniston
Robert Denniston [ The name is given sometimes erroneously, especially in contemporaneous newspaper accounts, as Robert Dennison] (
October 15, 1800Blooming Grove, Orange County, New York- December 2, 1867Salisbury Mills [ Salisbury Mills is a hamlet that lies partly in the towns of Blooming Grove and Cornwall. Actually, he died at the same place where he was born, in that part of the hamlet of Salisbury Mills which lies within the Town of Blooming Grove.] , Orange County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.
He was the son of James Denniston (ca. 1770-1825) and Prudence Morrison Denniston. On September 24, 1823, he married Julianna Howell (d. 1825). Afterwards he married Mary Scott, and they had five sons and six daughters.
He served as an officer of the
New York State Militiaand as a Justice of the Peacein Blooming Grove. He was appointed by Governor William L. Marcya judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Orange County
He was a Democratic member of the
New York State Assemblyin 1835, 1839 and 1840. He was a member of the New York State Senatefrom 1841 to 1847. In the Senate, he was Chairman of the Committee on Canals.
As a Republican, he was
New York State Comptrollerfrom 1860 to 1861.
* [http://home.netcom.com/~cburrow/denniston_ruttenber.htm] Bio from "History of The Town of New Windsor, Orange County, N.Y." by Edward M. Ruttenber (Newburgh NY, 1911, printed for The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands), at netcom
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B03E0D7163BE63BBC4053DFB467838C679FDE] Obit from "
Albany Evening Journal", in NYT on December 8, 1867
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/denniston-denson.html] Political Graveyard
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/dennison.html] Political Graveyard (doubled entry, giving surname as Dennison)
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=E3sFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34 Google Book] "The New York Civil List" compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 140, 269f; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
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