DENSON, JOHN VERNON, 1885-1940.

Biography:

Lawyer, banker. Born– June 10, 1885, LaFayette. Parents– Nimrod Davis and Carrie (Vernon) Denson. Married– Clara Ellen Forbes Owens, December 10, 1940. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1905; M.S., 1906; University of Alabama, LL.B, 1908. Military service–U.S. Army captain, WWI. Practiced law in LaFayette, 1908; Opelika until 1940; president of Farmers National Bank. Member of the Board of Directors, West Point Manufacturing Company; Board of Trustees of Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Was a Rotarian, Mason, and a Knight of Pythias. Died December 17, 1940.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

Slavery Laws in Alabama. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University Historical Studies, 1908.