Biography of Edgar Denton
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Denton, Edgar, was born in Ulster County, N. Y., May 11, 1855, and in 1870 settled in Elmira, where he finished his education and at the age of twenty one years began the study of law in the office of the late John Murdoch. He was admitted to practice in May, 1879, and soon afterward formed a partnership with his preceptor, a business arrangement which continued until the death of the latter in 1882. Mr. Denton was appointed district attorney for an unexpired term, and in the fall of 1886 succeeded to the office by election. He was reelected in 1889 and is now serving his second term. From 1881 to 1886 he filled 'the office of clerk of the Police Board. He is an active Democrat and being a speaker of ability is conspicuous in all political campaigns. His wife, to whom he was married in Massachusetts in 1881, was Miss Bidwell. They have three children.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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