David S. Dennison, Jr.

David Short Dennison Jr. ( born July 29, 1918 in Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio; † 21 September 2001 in Warren, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1957 and 1959 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1936, David graduated from the Western Reserve Dennison Academy in Hudson. Then he studied until 1940 at Williams College in Williamstown (Massachusetts ). In the years 1942 and 1943 he worked for the American Field Service, which is known as the AFS Intercultural encounters today. After studying law at Western Reserve University Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1945 he began to work in this profession. Between 1953 and 1956 he was a member of the Attorney General of Ohio. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1956 Dennison was in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Oliver P. Bolton on January 3, 1957. Since he has not been confirmed in 1958, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1959. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1959 Dennison acted as advisor to the Civil Rights Commission. In 1960, he sought unsuccessfully to return to Congress. Between 1970 and 1974 he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission. Otherwise, he worked as a private businessman. He died on 21 September 2001 in Warren, where he was also buried.