★  Denver, James William

James William "Jim" Denver:
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Born: October 23, 1817
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Birthplace: Winchester Virginia
Father: Patrick Denver Jr. 1787 – 1858
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)
Mother: Jane Campbell 1794 – 1874
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)

Wife: Louise Catherine Rombach 1833 – 1914
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)

Children:
Katherine St. Clair Denver Williams 1861 – 1937
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)
James William Denver Jr. 1863 – 1938
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)
Matthew Rombach Denver 1870 – 1954
(Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio)
Mary Louise Denver Lindley 1871 – 1942
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Lakewood New Jersey)


Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:
1844: Graduated from Cincinnati Law School

Occupation before War:
School Teacher in Missouri
1844 – 1845: Attorney in Xenia Ohio
1844 – 1845: Publisher of the Thomas Jefferson
1845 – 1847: Attorney in Platte City Missouri
1847: Served in Mexican – American War rising to the rank of Captain
1850: Moved to California becoming a trader
1851: California State Senator
1852: Killed Newspaper Editor Edward Gilbert in a duel
1853 – 1855: California State Secretary of State
1855 – 1857: United States Congressman from California
1855 - 1857: Member of House Military Affairs Committee
1855 - 1857: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee
1857 – 1858: Governor of Kansas Territory
1858 – 1859: United States Indian Commissioner
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Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1861 – 1862: Union Army Commander of all union troops in Kansas
1862: Union Army Commander Union Army District West Tennessee
1862: Brigade Commander during the Siege of Corinth Mississippi
1862 – 1863: Served on Garrison Duty in Mississippi
1863: Division Commander during the early stages of Vicksburg
1863: Resigned from the Union Army on March 5th​

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Washington D.C. and Wilmington Ohio
1876: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention
1880: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention
1884: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention


Died: August 9, 1892
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 74 years old
Burial Place: Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington Ohio
 
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That duel in which he killed newspaper editor Edward Gilbert was on August 2, 1852. It was also in 1852 that Denver was elected to the California State Senate. He wasn't elected to the U.S. Congress as Representative from California until 1854.
 
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