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BENNETT (Soundex B530) — See also BENET, BENETT, BENN, BENNET, BENNETTE, BENNETTS, BENNITT, BENTE, BINET, BINNETTE, BONNETT, BUNNETT, DENNETT, JENNETT, JENNETTE, KENNETT, KENNETTE, NETT, SENNETT, STENNETT, TEBBEN.

  Bennett, Van S. — of Rockton, Vernon County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1869-70; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1882-83. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Verna Z. — of Indiana, Indiana County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 (alternate), 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Bennett, Vernon See Guy Vernon Bennett
  Bennett, Virginia Joan See Joan Bennett Kennedy
  Bennett, W. C. (1836-1916) — of Moline, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Pennsylvania, 1836. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; riverboat captain; flour mill business; mayor of Moline, Ill., 1893-95; defeated, 1895. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1916 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. C. — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Bennett, W. G. — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Democrat. West Virginia Democratic state chair, 1908-12. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. H. — of Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J. Postmaster at Long Branch, N.J., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. H. See Willis Henry Bennett
  Bennett, W. L. — of Portsmouth, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. L. — of Burnsville, Yancey County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. M. — of Washington County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. Reece — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1924, 1928, 1940; member of Democratic National Committee from Puerto Rico, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, W. Tapley, Jr. See William Tapley Bennett, Jr.
  Bennett, Wallace Foster (1898-1993) — also known as Wallace F. Bennett — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, November 13, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; paint manufacturer; automobile dealer; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1951-73, 1974-75; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Mormon. Member, Rotary. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, December 19, 1993 (age 95 years, 36 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of John Foster Bennett and Rosetta (Wallace) Bennett; married, September 6, 1922, to Frances Marion Grant; father of Robert Foster Bennett (1933-2016).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bennett, Waller — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Walter — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., 1903-04; resigned 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Walter A. — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Walter H. — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Wanneta — of Belcourt, Rolette County, N.Dak. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Bennett, Warren C. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 5th District, 1875, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Wilbur M. — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Still living as of 1960.
  Relatives: Married to Hester Bennett.
  Bennett, Willard F., Sr. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 35, 1933-42. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Bennett, Willard S. — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Communist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Chief burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1806. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William — of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Cornwall, 1821. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Mayor of Rockford, Ill., 1911-17. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William A. — of Preston, New London County, Conn. First selectman of Preston, Connecticut, 1919. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William A. (1887-1970) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born March 7, 1887. Republican. Mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1938-45; Worcester County High Sheriff, 1944-63. Died September 15, 1970 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Nellie M. Bacon (1887-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bennett, William C. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William G. — of Calhoun County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Calhoun County, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William H. — of Monmouth County, N.J.; Ocean County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1877-78, 1881 (Monmouth County 1877-78, Ocean County 1881). Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William H. — of Bluffton, Wells County, Ind. Democrat. Postmaster at Bluffton, Ind., 1886-90. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William J. — of Oneida County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William J. — of Arvada, Jefferson County, Colo. Mayor of Arvada, Colo., 1929-36. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William J. — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Democrat. Acting postmaster at St. Joseph, Mo., 1961-63; mayor of St. Joseph, Mo., 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Bennett, William John (b. 1943) — also known as Bill Bennett — Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 3, 1943. U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985-88; director, U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy ("Drug Czar"), 1989-91; radio show host; television commentator. Catholic. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. In 2003, news media reported that Bennett had lost millions gambling in Las Vegas, a minor scandal in light of his advocacy for self-discipline and other virtues; he acknowledged that he had done "too much gambling" and that it "set a bad example". Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1982, to Mary Elayne Glover.
  Cross-reference: Allison H. Eid
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bennett, William L. — of Huntington (now Shelton), Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 10th District, 1863-64. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William Lyon (b. 1848) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., May 19, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Connecticut, 1905-08; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1908-16. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Bennett and Mary Ann (Hull) Bennett.
  Bennett, William M. (b. 1822) — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Bethany, Genesee County, N.Y., 1822. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1869-71; postmaster at Jackson, Mich., 1888-89. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Bennett and Alta M. (Rumsey) Bennett; married to Laura J. Hubbard and Mary C. Winne.
  Bennett, William M. — of Nazareth, Northampton County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Nazareth, Pa., 1907-11. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William M. (1869-1930) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 11, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 15th District, 1908-10; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1910; member of New York state senate 18th District, 1915-16; defeated (Independence League), 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 1916; Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1917, 1921 (primary), 1925 (primary); candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1918, 1920. Suffered a stroke of paralysis in his office, and died soon after in Broad Street Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 16, 1930 (age 60 years, 189 days). Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William M. (1895-1978) — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., April 19, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936. Irish ancestry. Died in 1978 (age about 83 years). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Martin J. Bennett and Mary (Marshall) Bennett.
  Bennett, William M. — of Kentfield, Marin County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Bennett, William T. — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 5th District, 1933-34. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William Tapley, Jr. (1917-1994) — also known as W. Tapley Bennett, Jr.; Tap Bennett — of Georgia. Born in Griffin, Spalding County, Ga., April 1, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1964-66; Portugal, 1966-69. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi; Council on Foreign Relations; Sphinx; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1994 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Tapley Bennett and Annie Mem (Little) Bennett; married, June 23, 1945, to Margaret Rutherfurd White (daughter of John Campbell White; niece of Jay Pierrepont Moffat and Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996)).
  Political family: White-Moffat-Low family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Bennett, William W. — of Monmouth County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Monmouth County, 1848. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, William W. — Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Bennett, Willis Henry (b. 1851) — also known as W. H. Bennett — of Austin (now part of Chicago), Cook County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., August 24, 1851. Republican. Traveling salesman; hardware merchant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry D. Bennett and Sarah Ann (Bryant) Bennett; married, December 24, 1883, to Estella P. Johnston.


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