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Henry Bennett (US politician)

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Profession  Attorney, Politician

Name  Henry Bennett
Henry Bennett (U.S. politician)
Preceded by  Ausburn Birdsall, William W. Snow
Succeeded by  Gerrit Smith, R. Holland Duell
Died  May 10, 1868 (aged 59) New Berlin, New York
Political party  Whig Opposition Republican
Spouse(s)  Polly Maria Gibson Bennett

Henry Bennett (September 29, 1808 – May 10, 1868) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.



Bennett was born in New Lisbon, Otsego County, New York on September 29, 1808, where he attended public schools. He married Polly Maria Gibson.


Bennett studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832 and practiced law in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York. He served as clerk of the town of New Berlin in 1846.

Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first through the Thirty-third Congresses, Bennett was elected a member of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-fourth. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, thereby serving from March 4, 1849 until March 3, 1859. He was the chairman of the Committee on Public Lands in the Thirty-fourth Congress.

In 1858 Bennett unsuccessfully sought renomination to the Thirty-sixth Congress, and resumed the practice of law in New Berlin, until his death.


Bennett died in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York, on May 10, 1868 (age 59 years, 224 days). He is interred at St. Andrews' Cemetery, New Berlin, New York.


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