The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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St Clair Denny, 1800-1858

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1800
Place of Birth: Pittsburg, Allegheny County, PA
Date of Death: 1858
Place of Death: Prarie Du Chien, (Fort Snelling), MN


He was the third son of Major Ebenezer Denny (first mayor of Pittsburgh), and the husband of George Washington Whistler's niece (Caroline Hamilton Denny).


A graduate of the USMA, West Point, NY in 1822, he was in Washington, DC, at the same time as JW, serving as paymaster in the US Army there from 1850 to 1856. One of his daughters posed to JW for Portrait of Anna Denny (YMSM 4).

Bibliography: (accessed 2004).