Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
DENNEY, Robert Vernon (1916-1981)

DENNEY, ROBERT VERNON, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, April 11, 1916; graduated from Fairbury High School in 1933; attended Peru State Teachers College, and the University of Nebraska, 1933-1936; graduated from Creighton University School of Law, 1939; practiced law in Fairbury, Nebr.; special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation for one year, serving in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill.; enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, October 1942, with the First Armored Amphibian Battalion; remained active in United States Marine Corps Reserve until 1960, retired with rank of lieutenant colonel; resumed practice of law in Fairbury, Nebr.; has been Jefferson County attorney and Fairbury city attorney; Jefferson County Republican chairman, and chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-second Congress; appointed United States District Court Judge, 1971; resided in Omaha, Nebr., where he died June 26, 1981; interment in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Nebr.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral history: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1967-1970. ca. 45 cubic feet.
Congressional papers, including correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Unpublished finding aid in repository. Restricted.

Oral history: Early 1980's.
Transcribed. Restricted.