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Edwin Denby Enlistment

 
 
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By R. C., May 3, 2011
1. Edwin Denby Enlistment Marker
Inscription.
Edwin Denby
Enlisted on this spot
26 April 1917
As Private, U.S.M.C.

 
Erected by Edwin Denby Club - U.S.N.R., U.S.M.C.R.
 
Location. 42° 20.233′ N, 83° 2.984′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue East and Witherell St. on Adams Avenue East. Click for map. This small marker is at the base of a tree in Grand Circus Park, Detroit. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Music Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harmonie Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue of Abraham Lincoln (approx. mile away); Henry the Hatter (approx. mile away); Finney Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Regarding Edwin Denby Enlistment. He was a famous Detroit politician who enlisted in the Marine Corps on this spot in 1917 at the ripe old age of 47! When he was discharged in 1919, he had risen through the enlisted
Edwin Denby Enlistment Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
2. Edwin Denby Enlistment Marker
ranks to the officer corps where he had obtained the rank of major. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy in 1921 by President Harding. He was forced to resign from his position after the "Teapot Dome" scandal.
 
Also see . . .  Edwin Denby - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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