Jeremiah Andrew Denton
Member of CongressClass of 1946
- Senator - Alabama(R), 1980-1986
Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr, a Senator from Alabama was born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. on July 15, 1924. He graduated from McGill Institute, Mobile, 1942 and attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1942-1943. He then graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. Following graduation from USNA he completed graduate work at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1964. He served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of rear admiral 1946-1977. He was shot down, captured, and held prisoner in Vietnam for nearly 8 years. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, in 1980 for the term commencing January 3, 1981. He was then subsequently appointed by the Governor, January 2, 1981, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Donald W. Stewart for the term ending January 3, 1981. He served from January 2, 1981, to January 3, 1987 He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1986. He founded Denton Associates, Mobile, Ala.