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  Bennet, William S.
NameWilliam S. Bennet
New York, New York , United States
Born November 09, 1870
DiedDecember 01, 1962 (92 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last Modifednystate63
Mar 30, 2005 08:03pm
InfoBENNET, William Stiles, (father of Augustus Witschief Bennet), a Representative from New York; born in Port Jervis, Orange County, N.Y., November 9, 1870; attended the common schools; graduated from Port Jervis Academy, Port Jervis, N.Y., 1889; graduated from Albany Law School, Albany, N.Y., 1892; lawyer, private practice; official reporter of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 1892-1893; member of the New York state assembly, 1901-1902; justice of the municipal court of New York, N.Y., 1903; member of the United States Immigration Commission, 1907-1910; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1908 and 1916; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-second Congress in 1910; elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph A. Goulden (November 2, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fifth Congress in 1916; official parliamentarian of the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916; United States delegate to the Seventeenth International Congress Against Alcoholism held at Copenhagen, 1923; business executive; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress in 1936; served as a delegate to the New York state constitutional convention in 1938; unsuccessful candidate at a special election in 1944 to fill a vacancy in the Seventy-eighth Congress; died on December 1, 1962, in Central Valley, N.Y.; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y.


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Son Augustus W. Bennet 1897-1983

  06/06/1944 NY District 21 Special Lost 46.51% (-6.98%)
  11/03/1936 NY District 19 Lost 23.29% (-46.25%)
  06/12/1936 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/07/1916 NY District 23 Lost 41.95% (-4.92%)
  11/02/1915 NY District 23 Special Won 46.20% (+1.56%)
  09/27/1912 NY Governor - R Convention Lost 8.70% (-29.28%)
  11/08/1910 NY District 17 Lost 46.57% (-4.11%)
  09/28/1910 NY Governor - R Convention Lost 24.22% (-44.24%)
  11/03/1908 NY District 17 Won 53.50% (+13.11%)
  11/06/1906 NY District 17 Won 53.10% (+7.58%)
  11/08/1904 NY District 17 Won 51.22% (+5.24%)