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  Benedict, Cleveland K. "Cleve"
NameCleveland K. "Cleve" Benedict
Lewisburg, West Virginia , United States
Born March 21, 1935 (81 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 05, 2012 04:24am
InfoCleveland Keith Benedict
U.S. Congressman, 1981-1983
U.S. Senate nominee, 1982
Agricultural Commissioner, 1989-1993
Governor nominee, 1992

Representative from West Virginia; born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., March 21, 1935; attended the public schools; graduated, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., 1953; B.A., Princeton University, 1959; graduated, Graham School for Cattlemen, Graham, Kans., 1962; dairy farmer; chairman, West Virginia Board of Probation and Parole, 1974-1975; commissioner, finance and administration, State of West Virginia, 1975-1977; chairman, West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee, 1977-1980; delegate, West Virginia State Republican conventions, 1964-1976; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate in 1984 for election to the Ninety-ninth Congress; deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, 1983; chairman, R.S.M., Inc., Washington, D.C., 1985-1986; West Virginia State commissioner of agriculture, January 1989 to present; unsuccessful candidate in 1992 for governor of West Virginia; is a resident of Lewisburg, W.Va.


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  11/03/1992 WV Governor Lost 36.56% (-19.45%)
  05/12/1992 WV Governor - R Primary Won 86.43% (+72.87%)
  11/08/1988 WV Agriculture Commissioner Won 51.87% (+3.74%)
  11/06/1984 WV District 2 Lost 43.98% (-12.03%)
  11/02/1982 WV US Senate Lost 30.76% (-37.72%)
  06/01/1982 WV US Senate - R Primary Won 80.88% (+70.03%)
  11/04/1980 WV District 2 Won 55.95% (+11.90%)
  06/03/1980 WV District 2 - R Primary Won 62.46% (+24.93%)
  11/07/1978 WV District 2 Lost 44.68% (-10.65%)