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Lawyer

Samuel Crawford Denson, American lawyer. Mason.

Background

Denson, Samuel Crawford was born on September 23, 1839 in Adams Company, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Emily Ann (Crawford) Denson.

Education

Educated Abington (Illinois) College.

Career

Judge H. D. Beatty, of California, and sister of Chief Justice William H. Beatty, of California, July 1866 (deceased). Married second, Laura M. Ames, June 3, 1891. Was law partner of Honorary W. H. Beatty, and later of Honorary John Jay De Haven.

Now head of Denson, Cooley & Denson. Director and general counsel Pacific Coast Steel Company, Pacific Surety Company. Special counsel Merchants’ National Bank.

Judge 6th District Court, California, 1876-1881. Judge Superior Court, Sacramento Company, California, 1881-1883. Member Nevada House of Representatives, 1885-1886.

District attorney Ormsby Company, Nevada, 1886-1888. Colonel and judge advisory on staff of Governor George C. Perkins, of California, 1880-1883. Trustee San Francisco Normal School, 1892-1904.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Mary M., d. Married second, Laura M. Ames, June 3, 1891.

father:
John Denson

mother:
Emily Ann (Crawford) Denson

spouses:
Laura M. Ames

Mary M.