Robert Vernon DENNEY, Congress, NE (1916-1981)


DENNEY, Robert Vernon, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, April 11, 1916; graduated from Fairbury High School in 1933; attended Peru State Teachers College, and the University of Nebraska, 1933-1936; graduated from Creighton University School of Law, 1939; practiced law in Fairbury, Nebr.; special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation for one year, serving in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill.; enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, October 1942, with the First Armored Amphibian Battalion; remained active in United States Marine Corps Reserve until 1960, retired with rank of lieutenant colonel; resumed practice of law in Fairbury, Nebr.; has been Jefferson County attorney and Fairbury city attorney; Jefferson County Republican chairman, and chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-second Congress; appointed United States District Court Judge, 1971; resided in Omaha, Nebr., where he died June 26, 1981; interment in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Nebr.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present