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.
Father: Warren CHAFFEE b: 22 JAN 1797 in Westminster, Windham Co., VT
Mother: Elizabeth OTTO b: ABT 1800 in Angelica, Alleghany Co., NY
Marriage 1 Miriam Barnard COMSTOCK b: 28 SEP 1829 in Lockport, St. Joseph Co., MI
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