Ben Franklin Caldwell

Ben Franklin Caldwell

Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Dec 1924 (aged 76)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 119
Memorial ID 21256 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Successful in agricultural pursuits, he was member of the Board of Supervisors of Sangamon County, (1877-78), a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives, (1882-86) and served in the Illinois State Senate, (1890-94). In addition, he was president of the Caldwell State Bank of Chatham and president of the Farmers’ National Bank of Springfield, (1885-98). In 1899, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1905 and reelected to the Sixtieth Congress, serving (1907-09). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in the banking business until his death at age 76.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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