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Jerome Bunty Chaffee

Jerome Bunty Chaffee, American senator, banker. Member lower house Colorado Territorial legislature, 1861, speaker, 1864-1865; member United States Senate (Republican) from Colorado, November 15, 1876-1879.

Background

  • Chaffee, Jerome Bunty was born on April 17, 1825 in near Lockport, Niagara County, New York, United States. Son of Warren and Elizabeth (Otto) Chaffee.

  • Career

    • Delegate to the United States Congress from Colorado Territory, 1871-1875.

    Membership

    Member lower house Colorado Territorial legislature, 1861, speaker, 1864-1865. Member United States Senate (Republican) from Colorado, November 15, 1876-1879.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Comstock, 1848, 4 children, including Fannie Josephine (Mistress.
    • father: Warren Chaffee
    • mother: Elizabeth (Otto) Chaffee
    • spouse: Miriam Comstock
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    Born April 17, 1825
    Died March 9, 1886
    (aged 60)
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