Maecenas Eason Benton

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Maecenas Eason Benton

Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Apr 1924 (aged 76)
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Burial Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 7017295 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born the great nephew of U.S. Congressman Thomas Hart Benton, he attended St. Louis University and served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war, he graduated from the law department of Cumberland University Tennessee, in 1870, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Neosho, Missouri. He was prosecuting attorney of Newton County, (1878-84), United States Attorney, (1885-89) and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, in 1896. In 1897, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1905. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he returned to the practice of law and served as member of the Missouri State constitutional conventions, (1922-24). He died of cancer at age 76.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maecenas Eason Benton (29 Jan 1848–27 Apr 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7017295, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .