|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1816|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1879|
During the Civil War Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. served as Colonel, 29th Iowa Infantry and was military governor of Little Rock in Arkansas. Benton set up his headquarters at the home of a southern general, Albert Pike, preventing the destruction of Pike's famous library. He was influential in organizing many levels of schooling in Iowa before the war, including the State University of Iowa.
Susan Benton (1827 - 1869)*
Nathaniel Greene Benton (1855 - 1856)*
Created by: Art Loux
Record added: May 27, 2010
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