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Edwin Denby, Relief, [Plaster]

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Title

Edwin Denby, Relief, [Plaster]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Plaster portrait relief of Edwin Denby showing him as a young man then as an older man. Text on the relief says "Edwin Denby 1870-1929".


DENBY, Edwin, (grandson of Graham Newell Fitch), a Representative from Michigan; born in Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana, February 18, 1870; attended the Michigan public schools; went to China in 1885 with his father, who was a United States Minister; employed in the Chinese imperial maritime customs service 1887-1894; returned to the United States in 1894; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1896; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Detroit in 1896; during the war with Spain served as a gunner's mate, third class, United States Navy, on the Yosemite; member of the state house of representatives in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Detroit; also engaged in banking with various other business enterprises; President of the Detroit Charter Omission in 1913 and 1914; president of the Detroit Board of Commerce in 1916 and 1917; enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps in 1917; retired as major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1919; appointed chief probations officer in the recorder's court of the city of Detroit and in the circuit court of Wayne County in 1920; appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Harding and served from March 4, 1921, until March 10, 1924, when he resigned in the aftermath of the Teapot Dome scandal; again resumed the practice of law and various business enterprises; died in Detroit, Michigan, February 8, 1929; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1953

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture
Relief Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

28" x 19" x 2"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

2000.371

Object Location

Sculptors Studio

Provenance

11/15/2000 gifted to MFSM

March/April 2003 relocated to Sculptor's Studio

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