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BENTON (Soundex B535) — See also BANTON, BENT, BENTION, BENTSON, BERTON, BRENTON, BUNTON, DENTON, FENTON, PENTON, VENTON.

  BENTON: See also William Augustus Bootle — Henry Clay Caldwell — Joseph Chidsey — George Washington Emery Dorsey — Whitaker McDonough Grant — Viga Burns Hall — Morris W. Hood, Sr. — Jill Klajic — Hezekiah Nye — Mahlon Fay Perkins — John Benton Stacy
  Benton, A. M. — of Evergreen, Columbus County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Columbus County, 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Albert — of Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1836. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Allen R. — of Nebraska. Member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1871-76. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Arthur W. — U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Hull, as of 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Ben — of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Ariz. Republican. Member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1991-92. Still living as of 1992.
  Benton, Benjamin — of Conwayboro, Horry District (now Conway, Horry County), S.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Conwayboro, S.C., 1838-41. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Bernard — of Robinson, Brown County, Kan. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, C. R. — of Dallas, Marion County, Iowa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, C. R. — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Caleb — of Columbia County, N.Y.; Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1796-98, 1800-01 (Columbia County 1796-98, Greene County 1800-01). Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Cassius R. (1862-1922) — of Northville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Plymouth Township, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1862. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1905-08. Died in 1922 (age about 59 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benton, Charles — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1862. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Charles Swan (1810-1882) — also known as Charles S. Benton — of Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y.; Mohawk, Herkimer County, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, July 12, 1810. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1843-47; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1862; probate judge in Wisconsin, 1874-81. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., May 4, 1882 (age 71 years, 296 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis.
  Relatives: Brother of Nathaniel Seley Benton (1792-1869).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benton, Charles W. — U.S. Consular Agent in Yuscarán, as of 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Charles W. — of Princeton, Gibson County, Ind. Republican. Mayor of Princeton, Ind., 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Charlotte — of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Mayor of Lompoc, Calif., 1977-78. Female. Still living as of 1978.
  Benton, Claude L. — of Deer Lodge, Powell County, Mont. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Corydon P. — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Democrat. Postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1853-57. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, D. L. — of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Don — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Benton, Don E. — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Dorothy — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Benton, Edgar — of Denver, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Benton, Eliot H. — of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Guilford, 1946, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Everett C. Benton Benton, Everett Chamberlin (1862-1924) — also known as Everett C. Benton — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Guildhall, Essex County, Vt., September 25, 1862. Republican. Insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896, 1900, 1904; candidate in primary for Governor of Massachusetts, 1912. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution. Died in 1924 (age about 61 years). Interment at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Emerson Benton (1825-1892) and Adda (Chamberlin) Benton (1835-1901); married, January 24, 1885, to Willena Blanche Rogers (1865-1947); father of Jay Rogers Benton; fourth cousin once removed of Bennet Bicknell, Charles Phelps Huntington and Charles Edward Phelps (1833-1908).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Benton, Fred — of East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Democrat. Candidate for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Benton, Fred Richard — of Iowa. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Benton, G. H. — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Benton, George A. — of Spencerport, Monroe County, N.Y. Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1907-18. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, George Oliver (1915-2001) — also known as George O. Benton — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., June 22, 1915. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state senate 25th District, 1947-51; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1947-49. Died October 9, 2001 (age 86 years, 109 days). Burial location unknown.
  Benton, H. T. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Heman — of Ira, Cayuga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 1st District, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Irving A. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Republican. Postmaster at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1890-92. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Jacob (1814-1892) — of New Hampshire. Born in Waterford, Caledonia County, Vt., August 19, 1814. Republican. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1854-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1860; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 3rd District, 1867-71. Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., September 29, 1892 (age 78 years, 41 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benton, James — of Edgecombe County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Edgecombe County, 1813-16; member of North Carolina state senate from Edgecombe County, 1817-19. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, James — of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y. Mayor of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; elected 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Benton, Jay Rogers (1885-1953) — also known as Jay R. Benton — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., October 18, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1917-18; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1923-27; insurance executive. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Acacia; Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association. Died in Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass., November 3, 1953 (age 68 years, 16 days). Interment at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Everett Chamberlin Benton (1862-1924) and Willena (Rogers) Benton (1865-1947); married, June 16, 1913, to Frances Hill (1894-1982).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benton, Jennifer — of Minnesota. Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Benton, Joel — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1814-15, 1816-17, 1831. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, John E. — of Sacramento County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1862-63; postmaster at Oakland, Calif., 1873-79. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, John E. — of Keene, Cheshire County, N.H. Mayor of Keene, N.H., 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Lemuel (1754-1818) — of South Carolina. Born in Granville County, N.C., 1754. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782-88; county justice in South Carolina, 1785-91; delegate to South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1793-99 (3rd District 1793-97, at-large 1797-99); defeated, 1798. Died in Darlington, Darlington District (now Darlington County), S.C., May 18, 1818 (age about 63 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Darlington County, S.C.
  Relatives: Great-grandfather of George William Dargan (1841-1898).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benton, Levi J. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Texas state house of representatives 146th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Benton, Lewis — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1831. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Lulu — of El Dorado, Butler County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
M. C. Benton Benton, M. C. — also known as Red Benton — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Mayor of Winston-Salem, N.C., 1963-70. Still living as of 1970.
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  Benton, Maecenas Eason (1848-1924) — also known as Maecenas E. Benton — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn., January 29, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Newton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1878-82; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1896; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1897-1905; defeated, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1908; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 18th District, 1922-23. Died, from carcinoma of larynx, in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., April 27, 1924 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hart Benton (1824-1879) and Mary Ellen (Eason) Benton (1831-1880); married, June 24, 1888, to Elizabeth Wise (1866-1952); grandnephew of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858); first cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. (1816-1879).
  Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benton, Marjorie C. — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 (alternate), 1980, 1984, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Benton, Marshall F. — U.S. Vice Consul in Bremen, 1859-61. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Medwin A. — of Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y. Mayor of Liberty, N.Y., 1957. Still living as of 1957.
  Benton, Miles — of Gates County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Gates County, 1793-95. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Mortimer Murray (1807-1885) — also known as Mortimer M. Benton — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., January 21, 1807. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1834-35; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1840. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., March 5, 1885 (age 78 years, 43 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Benton, Nathaniel Seley (1792-1869) — also known as Nathaniel S. Benton — of Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y. Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., February 19, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1828-31; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, 1831; secretary of state of New York, 1845-47. Died in Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y., June 30, 1869 (age 77 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Charles Swan Benton (1810-1882).
  Benton, Nick — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  Benton, Otis A., Sr. (1882-1963) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born March 10, 1882. Mayor of Henderson, Ky., 1950-54. Died November 10, 1963 (age 81 years, 245 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Tell Benton and Lura Ida (Walden) Benton.
  Benton, Otis L. — of Oberlin, Decatur County, Kan. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Red See M. C. Benton
  Benton, T. T. — of Jefferson, Jackson County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Thomas H. — of Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, Thomas H. — of Nebraska. Nebraska state auditor, 1889-93. Burial location unknown.
Thomas Hart Benton Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858) — also known as "Old Bullion" — of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn.; St. Louis, Mo. Born near Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., March 14, 1782. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Tennessee state senate, 1809; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1821-51; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1853-55; Benton Democrat candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1856. Fought a duel with Andrew Jackson, who later became a political ally. In April, 1850, he caused a scandal with his attempt to assault Sen. Henry Stuart Foote, of Mississippi, during debate on the Senate floor; he was restrained by other senators. Foote had a cocked pistol in his hand and undoubtedly would have shot him. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1858 (age 76 years, 27 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Benton and Ann (Gooch) Benton; married 1821 to Elizabeth McDowell (1794-1854; sister of James McDowell); father of Jessie Benton (who married John Charles Frémont); uncle of Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. (1816-1879); granduncle of Maecenas Eason Benton.
  Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benton counties in Ark., Ind., Iowa, Minn., Ore. and Wash. are named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $100 gold certificate in the 1880s to 1920s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Benton, Thomas Hart, Jr. (1816-1879) — also known as Thomas H. Benton, Jr. — of Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Williamson County, Tenn., September 5, 1816. Member of Iowa state senate, 1846-48; Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1848-54; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 10, 1879 (age 62 years, 217 days). Interment somewhere in Marshalltown, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel L. Benton (1786-1846) and Mary (Hunter) Benton; father of Maria C. Benton (1852-1934; who married Ben Taylor Cable (1853-1923)); nephew of Thomas Hart Benton; first cousin once removed of Maecenas Eason Benton.
  Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benton, William Allen — also known as William A. Benton — of Cheraw, Chesterfield County, S.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Cheraw, S.C., 1886-92, 1893-97. Burial location unknown.
William Benton Benton, William Burnett (1900-1973) — also known as William Benton — of Southport, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 1, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; introduced sound effects into television commercials; popularized the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show; vice-president, University of Chicago, 1937-45; publisher of the Encyclopedia Brittanica; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1945-47; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1949-53; defeated, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, in the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1973 (age 72 years, 351 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles William Benton and Elma (Hixson) Benton; married 1928 to Helen Hemingway.
  The William Benton Museum of Art, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Benton, William Duane (b. 1950) — Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., 1950. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2004-. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Benton, William E. — of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, William H. — of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County (now Pinellas County), Fla. Mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1893. Burial location unknown.
  Benton, William N. — of Richmond, Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1956, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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