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 Benjamin Stark

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Benjamin Stark

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 10 Oct 1898 (aged 78)
New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Plot section 24, lot 1
Memorial ID 7105732 View Source
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U.S. Senator. After graduating from Hebron Academy Maine, he engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City (1835-48). Moving to San Francisco, California, he engaged in mercantile pursuits (1849-50), moved to Oregon, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Portland. He was a member of the Oregon Territorial House of Representatives in 1852, served as a Army Colonel in the Oregon Indian hostilities in 1853 and was a member of the Oregon State House of Representatives in 1860. In 1861, he was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward D. Baker, serving until 1862. Not a candidate for election, he moved to Connecticut, was a member of the board of aldermen of New London (1873-74), was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1874 and a member of the Connecticut State Prison Commission, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Marko
  • Added: 22 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7105732
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7105732/benjamin-stark : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Stark (26 Jun 1820–10 Oct 1898), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7105732, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .