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Vernon was born into the Muggle Dursley family, a strictly upper-class family residing someplace in England, and was the younger brother of Marjorie Dursley (known primarily as Marge to friends and family). He attended Smeltings Academy as a secondary school, and declared that he had never gone hungry at the school.
Sometime throughout his life, he became the junior executive of an office in London, where he met his wife-to-be Petunia Evans, who had pursued a typing course there. The two quickly fell in love, and he took her on a series of dull dates in which he expressed his very boring and very predictable ideas on the world. He proposed to her, in due time, in his mother's sitting room, and she immediately accepted. Her only fear was that he would hate her for her sister being a witch; this fear, however, proved to be unfounded when she confessed the truth during a tearstained date in his dark car, overlooking the chip shop where they had bought a post-cinema snack.
During the Christmas holidays in 1977, Vernon agreed to meet his sister-in-law Lily Evans and her boyfriend James Potter; this, however, proved to be a mistake. James was amused by this overweight, materialistic and opinionated young man, which outraged the latter, and shrugged off any insults. This infuriated Vernon to the point that he and his fiancee stormed out of the restaurant, leaving his sister-in-law and her boyfriend to despair.
Sometime in the summer, Vernon and Petunia were married; although they invited James and Lily, he refused to speak to either and continued to speak unkindly about them to other people, within earshot.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows