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BENJAMIN (Soundex B525) — See also AMIN, BENJAMIM, BENJAMINE, BENJAMINO, BENJE, BENJIMAN, JAMIN, MIJAMIN, WOMER-BENJAMIN.

  BENJAMIN: See also Elnathan Benjamin Adams — Robert Raymond Barry — Aaron Clark — Phanor James Eder — Anson Levi Holcomb — James Lanman — Henry Meigs — Allan W. Ricker — Israel Washburn — Israel Washburn, Jr. — Cadwallader Colden Washburn — William Drew Washburn — Elihu Benjamin Washburne — Ann Womer Benjamin
  Benjamin, A. David — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1956-58; defeated, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, A. J. — of Wisconsin. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Adam, Jr. (1935-1982) — of Indiana. Born in Gary, Lake County, Ind., August 6, 1935. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1967; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1977-82; died in office 1982. Eastern Orthodox. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Jaycees; Exchange Club. Died, from heart disease, in Washington, D.C., September 7, 1982 (age 47 years, 32 days). Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Ann Sullivan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benjamin, Albert D. — of Preston, New London County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Preston; elected 1930, 1948. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Brent D. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Lawyer; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 2005-. Methodist. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Janice Taylor.
  Benjamin, Cecil R. — of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair); Virgin Islands Democratic Party chair, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Presumably named for: Cecil Rhodes
  Benjamin, Charles — of Wrangell, Alaska. Republican. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1927-28; member of Alaska territorial senate 1st District, 1929-32. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Charles A. — of Smithville, Jefferson County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1863. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Charles L. (1841-1909) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Oakland County, Mich., May 13, 1841. Undertaker; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1884-86. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., November 19, 1909 (age 68 years, 190 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Benjamin and Anna Benjamin; married, November 16, 1862, to Alice Susan Coney.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin, Cyrus — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1811-13. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Daniel — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Granby, 1827. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Daniel D. — of Essex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1854-55. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Dave — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Benjamin, David See A. David Benjamin
  Benjamin, Dwayne A. — of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Independent candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2000, 2002. African ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  Benjamin, Elias P. — of Madison County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Elisha — of Wayne County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1835. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Elizur — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Granby, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, F. E. — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Postmaster at Terre Haute, Ind., 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Fay E. (1892-1949) — of Cedar Springs, Kent County, Mich. Born in Nelson Township, Kent County, Mich., August 28, 1892. Republican. School teacher; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 3rd District, 1949; died in office 1949. Died December 23, 1949 (age 57 years, 117 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1916 to Mildred L. Davis.
  Benjamin, Floyd S. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Frederick A. — of Stratford, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 10th District, 1862. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, George H. — of Madison County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1883. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, George L. — of Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state senate 13th District, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, H. E. — of Shelby, Toole County, Mont. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, H. M. — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1875-76. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, H. P. — of Alexandria, Hanson County, S.Dak. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 12th District, 1889-90. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Harry — of Shelby, Toole County, Mont. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Henry R. — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Republican. Postmaster at Tampa, Fla., 1881-87. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Hermon — of Clemons, Washington County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Benjamin, Hiram — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Danbury, 1836. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, J. — U.S. Consular Agent in Puerto Cortes, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, J. Monroe — of Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Canaan; elected 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Joan R. — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Benjamin, Joanne Kleinhofer (b. 1945) — also known as Joanne Kleinhofer — of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., March 20, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; mayor of Los Gatos, Calif., 1984-85, 1988-90. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Junior League. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Daughter of Burkhart A. Kleinhofer and Marie Elizabeth (Liggett) Kleinhofer; married, June 24, 1967, to James Edward Benjamin.
  Benjamin, John — of Pike County, Ark. Republican. Chair of Pike County Republican Party, 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  Benjamin, John Forbes (1817-1877) — also known as John F. Benjamin — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Mo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Cicero, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 23, 1817. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1850-52; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1864; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1865-71; defeated (Republican), 1872. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1877 (age 60 years, 44 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Shelby County, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benjamin, Joseph — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Judah Philip (1811-1884) — also known as Judah P. Benjamin; Philippe Benjamin; "Poo Bah of the Confederacy" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; London, England; Paris, France. Born in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, August 6, 1811. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1842-44; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1845; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1848; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1853-61; Confederate Attorney General, 1861; Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-62; Confederate Secretary of State, 1862-65. Jewish. He fled to Europe in 1865 to avoid arrest by Union forces; he was suspected of involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Fell from a tram car about 1880, and suffered multiple injuries; also developed kidney and heart problems, and died in Paris, France, May 6, 1884 (age 72 years, 274 days). Interment at Père la Chaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Benjamin and Rebecca (de Mendes) Benjamin; married 1833 to Natalie St. Martin; cousin *** of Henry Michael Hyams (1806-1875).
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the Confederate States $2 note in 1861-64.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Judah P. Benjamin: Robert Douthat Meade, Judah P. Benjamin: Confederate Statesman — Eli N. Evans, Judah P. Benjamin : The Jewish Confederate
  Benjamin, Luther E., Sr. — also known as Luther Benjamin — of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1972, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Benjamin, M. W. — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1876; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1882. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Medea Susan — of California. Green. Candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Benjamin, Michael — of New York. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Benjamin, Michael — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Benjamin, Michael A. — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Benjamin, Monroe See J. Monroe Benjamin
  Benjamin, P. S. — of Wolcott, Lamoille County, Vt. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Pamela — of Union City, Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1988. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 1988.
  Benjamin, Philippe See Judah Philip Benjamin
  Benjamin, Ray See Raymond Benjamin
  Benjamin, Raymond — also known as Ray Benjamin — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Reuben M. — of Illinois. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 38th District, 1869-70. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Robert S. — of Kings Point, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Benjamin, Roberta F. — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Benjamin, S. G. W. See Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin
  Benjamin, Samuel Greene Wheeler (1837-1914) — also known as S. G. W. Benjamin — of New York; Washington, D.C.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born, of American parents, at Argos, Greece, February 13, 1837. Librarian; author; artist; U.S. Minister to Persia, 1883-85; U.S. Consul General in Teheran, as of 1883-85. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; American Forestry Association; Navy League. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., July 19, 1914 (age 77 years, 156 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan B. Benjamin (missionary) and Mary Gladding (Wheeler) Benjamin (poet); married, October 20, 1863, to Clara Stowell (died 1880); married, November 16, 1882, to Fanny Nichols Weed (1837-1924; author).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin: Our American Artists
  Benjamin, The Bold and Bilious: See Benjamin Franklin Butler
  Benjamin, Thomas E. — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Candidate for mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, Tiffany — of Indiana. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Benjamin, Virginia D. — of Maplewood, Essex County, N.J. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Benjamin, William A. — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Democrat. Postmaster at Trenton, N.J., 1853-61. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin, William H. — of Wilton, Fairfield County, Conn. First selectman of Wilton, Connecticut, 1910. Burial location unknown.


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