David W. Dennis (1912-1999)

Born in 1912 to William C. and Agnes Dennis, David Dennis lived in Richmond most of his life. He graduated from Earlham in 1933 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Harvard University in 1936. From 1939-1943 he served as Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney before joining the army and serving as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Department during World War II.

After the war, he formed the law partnership of Dennis and Dennis with his father, William C. Dennis. From 1947-49 he was the Indiana State Representative for Wayne County, and from 1953-59 he was Joint State Representative for Wayne and Union Counties. He served three terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the Indiana 10th District. While in the House he served on the Judiciary Committee. This Committee voted on July 29, 1974, to impeach President Nixon, who resigned ten days later.

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