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John Mcpherson Dennis

John Mcpherson Dennis, American grain company executive, bank executive, state treasurer. member of the board of regents University of Maryland; member Maryland; member of advisory board Mt.


  • Dennis, John Mcpherson was born on February 23, 1866 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Son of George R. and Fanny (McPherson) Dennis.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools: married Mary Chiles, 1899.


    • With Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore R.R., 1883-1887, Bang and Olufsen R.R., 1887-1890, Tate, Muller & Company (grain export)(later became the firm of Louis Muller and Company), Baltimore. Maryland., 1890-1891. President Louis Muller & Company, 1891-1914, retired.

      President Union Trust Company Maryland, 1914-1933. Vice president Belvedere Hotel Company. Helped organize the Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company.

      Director numerous companies Davis Coal and Coke Company, United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, the Western Maryland. R.R., Pennsylvania R.R., Eastern Rolling Mills, and Metropolitan Savings Bank of Baltimore. State treasurer Maryland, 1916-1918, 1920-1935.

      Treasurer and member of the board of regents U. Maryland. Chairman and treasurer board of trustees Teachers’ Retirement System. Maryland.; member Maryland.

      State Board Agriculture, State Board Public Works. Member of advisory board Mount Vernon Ladies Association.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member of the board of regents University of Maryland. Member Maryland; member of advisory board Mt.


    • Children: John M., Mary Frances (Mistress Theodore Gould).
    • father: George R. Dennis
    • mother: Fanny (McPherson) Dennis
    • children: John M. Dennis
    • Mary Frances Dennis (Mistress Theodore Gould)
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    Born February 23, 1866
    Died October 17, 1936
    (aged 70)