CHAFFEE, JEROME BUNTY, a Delegate from the Territory of Colorado and a Senator from Colorado; born
in Niagara County, N.Y., April 17, 1825; attended the public schools of Lockport, N.Y.; moved
to Adrian, Mich., in 1844, where he taught school and clerked in a store; moved in 1852 to St.
Joseph, Mo., and later to Elmwood, Kans., where he engaged in banking and the real-estate
business; moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in mining and stamp-mill
operations at Lake Gulch, Gilpin County; member, Territorial house of representatives
1861-1863, and served in 1863 as speaker of the house; one of the founders of the city of
Denver; president of the First National Bank of Denver 1865-1880; elected as a Republican
Delegate to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); upon
the admission of Colorado as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United
States Senate and served from November 15, 1876, to March 3, 1879; was not a candidate for
reelection; chairman of the Republican State executive committee in 1884; died in Salem
Center, Westchester County, N.Y., March 9, 1886; interment in Adrian Cemetery, Adrian,
Lenawee County, Mich.