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BENSON (Soundex B525) — See also BAHNSEN, BAHNSON, BENS, BENSEN, BENTSON, BENZION, BERSON, BESON, BINSON, BOHNSON, BONSON, BUNSON, DENSON, TYLER-BENSON, VENSON.

  BENSON: See also J. Benson Adams — Dagmar Irene Anderson — Benson A. Bell — Douglas Booth — William Benson Bryant — Frank Henry Buck — James Romulus Campbell — Ambrose Benson Coller — Benson B. Compton — Jay Cooke — Joachim Octave Fernandez — Joseph Benson Foraker — Benson W. Hough — Benson Leavitt — Benson Lichtig — Benson H. Lyons — Willis Benson Machen — Benson B. McMechen — J. Benson Newell — Aldace Walker Newton — Finette Benson Nichols — James Warren Nye — Benson Owen — John Malcolm Patterson — J. Benson Perrie — Benson Perry — Benson Perry — Ada E. Remmel — Benson Roberts — Benson H. Roberts — T. Benson Smith — Benson Ellison Lane Timmons III — Arlene Tyler-Benson — Caroline Benson Unander — Sigfrid Benson Unander, Sr. — Benson H. Wheeler — C. Benson Wigton — Benson Wood — Milton Ruben Young
  Benson, (need first name) — of Lansing Township, Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1927. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, A. Dorcel — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Benson, Ada E. See Ada E. Remmel
  Benson, Al See Albert E. Benson
  Benson, Albert E. — also known as Al Benson — of Ludington, Mason County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Mason District, 1960; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Mason District, 1961; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Benson, Alden R. — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 5th District, 1905-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (alternate), 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1920; secretary of state of Delaware, 1921-25. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Alfred Washburn (1843-1916) — also known as Alfred W. Benson — of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan. Born in Poland, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 15, 1843. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state senate, 1881-85; district judge in Kansas, 1885-97; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1906-07; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1907-15. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 1, 1916 (age 72 years, 170 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Benson, Allan Louis (1871-1940) — also known as Allan L. Benson — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Plainwell, Allegan County, Mich., November 6, 1871. Socialist. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1912, 1914; candidate for President of the United States, 1916. Resigned from the Socialist Party in 1918 over its non-support of American participation in World War I. Died, of coronary thrombosis, in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., August 19, 1940 (age 68 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adelbert L. Benson and Rose (Morris) Benson; married, November 19, 1899, to Mary Hugh.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Benson, Anndrea M. — Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 2002. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  Benson, Arline M. (born c.1895) — of Newington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., about 1895. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Newington, 1951-58. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Arnold Philip (1896-1974) — also known as Arnold P. Benson — of Batavia, Kane County, Ill. Born in Batavia, Kane County, Ill., March 5, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Illinois state senate 14th District, 1933-45; candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1944. Member, American Legion. Died in 1974 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Arthur (b. 1889) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., July 26, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1923. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Arthur — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Communist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Arthur R. — of Berlin, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Berlin; elected 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Austin See F. Austin Benson
  Benson, B. M. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 66, 1921-26. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, B. W. — of Valley City, Barnes County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.). Member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1883-84. Burial location unknown.
  Benson County, N.Dak. is named for him.
  Benson, Barry T. — U.S. Consul in Bogotá, as of 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Bennie — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1933-34, 1937-38. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Bert E. — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Bob — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 33rd District, 1974-79. Still living as of 1979.
  Benson, Bruce — of Colorado. Republican. Candidate for Governor of Colorado, 1994. Still living as of 1997.
  Benson, C. A. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1934. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Carl A. — Socialist. Candidate for Wisconsin state senate 22nd District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Carl E. — of Anita, Cass County, Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for Iowa state house of representatives from Cass County, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Carl J. — of Minnesota. Democrat. Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Carville Dickinson (1872-1929) — also known as Carville D. Benson — of Baltimore, Md.; Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md. Born near Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md., August 24, 1872. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1904-10, 1918; member of Maryland state senate, 1912-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1918-21; defeated, 1920. Died in Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md., February 8, 1929 (age 56 years, 168 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
  Relatives: Married to Harriette Miller (1873-1936).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, Mrs. Charles — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Charles A. — Member of Minnesota state senate 21st District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Charlotte — of Colorado. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1962. Female. Still living as of 1962.
  Benson, Clarence J. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Cliff See Clifford J. Benson
  Benson, Clifford J. (1906-1992) — also known as Cliff Benson — of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minn. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., 1906. Lawyer; Big Stone County Attorney, 1934-54; member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-72 (48th District 1959-62, 24th District 1963-72). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 18, 1992 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Clifton L. — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Benson, Craig (b. 1954) — of Rye, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 8, 1954. Republican. Founder, Cabletron Systems, maker of computer network equipment; Governor of New Hampshire, 2003-05; defeated, 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benson, David — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 34, 1873-75, 1877. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Dee Vance (b. 1948) — also known as Dee V. Benson — of Utah. Born in Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 25, 1948. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1989-91; U.S. District Judge for Utah, 1991-. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Benson, Dorcel See A. Dorcel Benson
  Benson, Dorwin A. — of Andover, Windsor County, Vt. Member of Vermont state house of representatives from Andover, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Duane D. — Member of Minnesota state senate, 1981-94 (35th District 1981-82, 32nd District 1983-92, 31st District 1993-94). Still living as of 1994.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Earl A. — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Edward — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Benson, Edward R. — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Egbert (1746-1833) — of Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Red Hook, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 21, 1746. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1777-81, 1787-88; New York state attorney general, 1777-88; appointed 1777; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1784-88; U.S. Representative from New York, 1789-93, 1813 (3rd District 1789-93, 2nd District 1813); Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1794-1801; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1801-02. Died in Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 24, 1833 (age 87 years, 64 days). Interment at Prospect Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Benson (1715-1762) and Catherine (Van Borsum) Benson (1718-1794); married, May 17, 1820, to Maria Conover (1796-1867).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Benson, Elliott N. — of Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine. Democrat. Postmaster at Bar Harbor, Maine, 1893-97; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1902, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Elmer Austin (1895-1985) — also known as Elmer A. Benson — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn. Born in Appleton, Swift County, Minn., September 22, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1940, 1942; Governor of Minnesota, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 13, 1985 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Appleton Cemetery, Appleton, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Helga Benson and Dora (Jacobsen) Benson; married, October 14, 1922, to Frances Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, Elmer E. — of Kent County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 5th District, 1931-32, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Evelyn Valarde — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Benson, Ezra Taft (1899-1994) — Born in Whitney, Franklin County, Idaho, August 4, 1899. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1953-61. Mormon. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta. President of the Mormon Church 1985-94. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 29, 1994 (age 94 years, 298 days). Interment at Whitney Cemetery, Whitney, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of George Taft Benson and Sarah (Dunkley) Benson; married, September 10, 1926, to Flora Smith Amussen; distant relative *** of Robert Alphonso Taft, Robert Taft, Jr. and Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Benson, F. Austin — Communist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, F. S. — of Hempstead, Waller County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Fitzgerald — also known as "Doc" — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1953-54. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Frank A. — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Frank L. — Democrat. Idaho state attorney general, 1959-63. Still living as of 1963.
  Benson, Frank T. — of Port Deposit, Cecil County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Frank Williamson (1858-1911) — also known as Frank W. Benson — of Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., March 20, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Oregon, 1907-11; died in office 1911; Governor of Oregon, 1909-10. Methodist. Died in Douglas County, Ore., April 14, 1911 (age 53 years, 25 days). Interment at Roseburg I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.
  Cross-reference: Clifton N. McArthur
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, G. L. — of Pottawatomie County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, George — of Richland Center, Richland County, Wis. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, George J. — of El Dorado, Butler County, Kan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Griffith E. — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Democrat. Postmaster at Chillicothe, Mo., 1961-82 (acting, 1961-63). Still living as of 1982.
Guy Benson Benson, Guy (b. 1876) — of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis. Born in Jordan town, Green County, Wis., April 18, 1876. Republican. Farmer; merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Burnett and Washburn counties, 1939-48. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Benson, H. F. — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1940 (alternate), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, H. Scott — of Tennessee. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Benson, Henry Arthur (b. 1910) — also known as Henry A. Benson — of Juneau, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Kewanee, Henry County, Ill., 1910. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1936 (alternate; member, Resolutions Committee), 1948; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Protestant. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Henry H. — of Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa. Circuit judge in Iowa 7th District, 1869-72. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Henry Lamdin (1854-1921) — also known as Henry L. Benson — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif., July 6, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; District Attorney, 1st District, 1892-96; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1897; circuit judge in Oregon, 1898-1914; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1915-21; died in office 1921. Methodist. Died October 16, 1921 (age 67 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Benson and Matilda M. (Williamson) Benson; married, September 7, 1876, to Susie E. Dougharty.
Henry N. Benson Benson, Henry Nathaniel (b. 1872) — also known as Henry N. Benson — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., August 1, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate, 1911-22 (20th District 1911-14, 15th District 1915-22); probate judge in Minnesota, 1928; Minnesota state attorney general, 1929-33; appointed 1929. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Benson and Malena (Pehrson) Benson; married, September 27, 1904, to Lillian M. Marchant.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Benson, Howard L. — of Lancaster, Erie County, N.Y. Mayor of Lancaster, N.Y., 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Benson, Isaac — Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1860-62. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, J. S. — of Scottsboro, Jackson County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (alternate), 1928; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Jackson County, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, James A. — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Dover Plains, Dutchess County, N.Y. Democrat. Chair of Dutchess County Democratic Party, 1940-42. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, James F. (b. 1872) — of Harding, Harding County, S.Dak.; Redig, Harding County, S.Dak. Born in Washington, Washington County, Iowa, April 6, 1872. Republican. Rancher; Harding County Commissioner, 1923-26; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 53rd District, 1927-30. Interment at Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, S.Dak.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, Jared — of Anoka County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1861-62, 1864, 1879-80, 1889-90 (District 4 1861-62, 1864, District 25 1879-80, District 28 1889-90); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1861-62. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Jeff — of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Benson, Jesse G. — of Dowagiac, Cass County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Joanne C. — of Landover, Prince George's County, Md. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996; member of Maryland state house of delegates District 24; elected 1998. Female. Still living as of 1998.
  Benson, Joanne E. (b. 1943) — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born January 4, 1943. Member of Minnesota state senate, 1991-94 (17th District 1991-92, 16th District 1993-94); Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1995-99. Female. Still living as of 1999.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Jocelyn Michelle — also known as Jocelyn Benson — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 2010. Female. Still living as of 2020.
  Benson, John — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2007-14 (District 43-B 2007-12, District 44-B 2013-14). Still living as of 2014.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, John A. — of Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, John G. — of Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgewater, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, John N. — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Postmaster at Frostburg, Md., 1893-97; mayor of Frostburg, Md., 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, John R. (b. 1837) — of Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1837. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, John W. — of Maryland. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Joseph C. — of Stowe, Lamoille County, Vt. Delegate to Vermont convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Joshua — of Hudson County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1862-64. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Kathryn S. — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 27th District, 1974. Female. Still living as of 1974.
  Benson, L. A. — of Pennsylvania. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Lars M. (b. 1853) — of Verdon, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, March 14, 1853. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 35th District, 1897-98. Norwegian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 19, 1878, to Miss Leo Johnson.
  Benson, Lewis — of Oakland, Jefferson County, Wis. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1899-1904. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Lewis (b. 1873) — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, January 12, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1915-20; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1919-20; member of South Dakota state senate 17th District, 1923-26. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of B. T. Benson and Valborg (Tjorn) Benson; married to Iva Minier.
  Benson, Lewis — Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 15th District, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  Benson, Marcy — of Colorado. Republican. Presidential Elector for Colorado, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Benson, Margery — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954. Female. Still living as of 1954.
  Benson, Marguerite R. — Democrat. Candidate for secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Benson, Mary — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Benson, Melvoid J. — of North Kingstown, Washington County, R.I. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1996; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives 32nd District; elected 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Benson, Michelle R. — Member of Minnesota state senate, 2011-16 (49th District 2011-12, 31st District 2013-16). Female. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Mike — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2011-14 (District 30-B 2011-12, District 26-B 2013-14). Still living as of 2014.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Monte — of Douglas, Juneau, Alaska. Republican. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, N. W. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 56, 1901-04. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benson, Nathan — of Tompkins County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1826-27. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Nellie G. — of Silver Creek, Merrick County, Neb. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, O. E. (b. 1866) — of Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill. Born in Norway, January 23, 1866. Republican. Farmer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 39th District, 1913-19, 1923-25, 1929-39; member of Illinois state senate 39th District, 1939-51. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Modern Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Paul (1918-2004) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Greenville Township, LaMoure County, N.Dak., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; executive secretary (1946-49) and administrative assistant (1949) to U.S. Sen. Milton R. Young; lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1954-55; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1971-85; took senior status 1985. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Elks. Died, in Willow Point Memory Care Assisted Living, Verona, Dane County, Wis., April 22, 2004 (age 85 years, 326 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Edwin Benson (1884-1965) and Anne (Peterson) Benson (1892-1984); married 1942 to Laurel Mae Johnson (1922-1999).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, Philip A. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, R. H. See Richard H. Benson
  Benson, Raymond L. — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Richard — of Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Richard H. — also known as R. H. Benson — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Preston County, W.Va. Democrat. Farmer; member of West Virginia state senate 12th District, 1973-80. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of G. M. Benson and Eva (Silbaugh) Benson; married to Dorothy White.
  Benson, Richard S. — of Passaic County, N.J. Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Benson, Mrs. Richard W. — of Tennessee. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Robert — of Blackwood, Camden County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Benson, Robert A. — of Kent County, Mich. Circuit judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1980-2000. Still living as of 2005.
  Benson, Robert E. — of Clinton County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Clinton County, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Robert J. — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Samuel Page (1804-1876) — also known as Samuel P. Benson — of Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine, November 28, 1804. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1853-57. Died in Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, August 12, 1876 (age 71 years, 258 days). Interment at Maple Cemetery, Winthrop, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benson, Schuyler W. — of Genoa Junction (now Genoa City), Walworth County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Walworth County, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Scott See H. Scott Benson
  Benson, Scott — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Benson, Scott — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Benson, Taylor — of Franksville, Racine County, Wis. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state senate 28th District, 1965-68. Still living as of 1968.
  Benson, Thor J. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Tillie Mae — of Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Fla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Benson, Vicki — of Fulton, Itawamba County, Miss. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  Benson, Victor Gustave (1873-1939) — also known as Victor Benson — of Iron River, Iron County, Mich. Born in Sweden, December 22, 1873. Republican. Farmer; miller; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Iron County, 1939; defeated, 1936; died in office 1939. Swedish ancestry. Died, from a bladder ailment, in Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 26, 1939 (age 65 years, 125 days). Interment at Bates Township Cemetery, Mapleton, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1901 to Hilda Catherine Anderson (1877-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benson, Wallace — of Belmont, San Mateo County, Calif. Mayor of Belmont, Calif., 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Walter G. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, Willard B. — of Indiana. Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, William — of New Castle County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 8th District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benson, William George — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly 62nd District, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Benson, Willie, Jr. — of Arkansas. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Benson, Winston — of Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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