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Gen Thomas W. Bennett
Birth: Feb. 16, 1831
Death: Feb. 2, 1893

Civil War Brevet Brigadier General. Governor of the Idaho Territory. Delegate to the U.S. Congress. Born in Union County, Indiana, Thomas Warren Bennett graduated from the law school at Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University in 1854. He joined the law practice of Judge John Yaryan in Liberty, Indiana, and soon thereafter was elected to the Indiana State Senate. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Bennett resigned from the Senate, joined the Union Army, and raised a company of men who became the 15th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned as their Captain in April, 1861. By October of 1861 he was promoted to Major of the 36th Regiment and as a Colonel of the 69th Regiment in 1862. As the Commander of the 69th Regiment, Bennett served under General Ulysses S. Grant in all his campaigns from the battle at Memphis to the surrender of Vicksburg. Brevetted to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers, Bennett also participated in the Red River Campaigns. At the war’s end Bennett returned to Indiana, again served in the State Senate and also as the Mayor of Richmond, Indiana. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Bennett as the Governor of the Idaho Territory, and he served from October 24, 1871 until December 6, 1875. In 1874 Bennett was elected as a Delegate to the U.S. Congress from the Idaho Territory, and served from March 4, 1875 until June 23, 1876. His election was successfully contested by his opponent. Returning to Indiana, Bennett served as the Mayor of Richmond, Indiana from 1877 until 1883, and again from 1885 until 1887. He died in Richmond, Indiana on February 2, 1893. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Earlham Cemetery
Richmond
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec. 3, Lot 196
 
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Record added: Nov 24, 2001
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