John Forbes Benjamin

John Forbes Benjamin

Birth
Cicero, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 8 Mar 1877 (aged 60)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Plot private cemetery plot
Memorial ID 26833974 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1848, commenced law practice in Shelbyville, Missouri and was a member of the State House of Representatives, 1850 to 1852. During the Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 2nd Missouri Cavalry and fought in the Battle of Kirksville. In June 1863, he appointed Brigadier General Provost Marshal of the Eighth District of Missouri and served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. After the war, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses, serving 1865 to 1871. Not a candidate for renomination, he resumed legal practice and engaged in banking at Washington, D.C. until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26833974
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Forbes Benjamin (23 Jan 1817–8 Mar 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26833974, citing Shelby Memorial Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .