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David P. Buckson

David P. BucksonAKA David Penrose Buckson

Born: 25-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Townsend, DE
Died: 18-Jan-2017
Location of death: Milford, DE
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Delaware for 19 days

Military service: US Army (Maj., WWII, South Pacific)

Became Governor of Delaware upon J. Caleb Boggs's resignation in order to serve in the U.S. Senate. He served for only nineteen days, and later lost an election for the same position to Charles L. Terry, Jr.

Father: Leon Buckson
Mother: Margaret Hutchison Buckson
Wife: Patricia Maloney (m. 1963, until his death, one daughter, three sons)
Daughter: Marlee Buckson
Son: David Buckson, Jr.
Son: Eric Buckson
Son: Brian Buckson ("Bud")

    High School: Middletown High School, Middletown, DE
    University: University of Delaware (1941)
    Law School: Dickinson Law School

    Attorney General of Delaware (1963-71)
    Governor of Delaware 30-Dec-1960 to 17-Jan-1961 (19 days)
    Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1957-60)
    American Legion
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry Union Lodge No. 5, Middletown, DE
    Kentucky Colonel

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