Benjamin Franklin Whittemore


Benjamin Franklin Whittemore Famous memorial

Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jan 1894 (aged 69)
Montvale, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Crescent Ave., Section 7-F, Lot 722
Memorial ID 7238043 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He received an academic education, engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied theology and became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church of the New England Conference in 1859. During the Civil War, he served as chaplain of the 53rd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers and later with the 13th Regiment, Veteran Volunteers, Union Army. After the war, he settled in Darlington, South Carolina and was a member of the South Carolina State Senate in 1868. Upon the readmission of South Carolina to the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and succeeding Congress, serving until his resignation in 1870. After leaving Congress, he was again a member of the South Carolina State Senate (1870-77), and later became a publisher in Massachusetts.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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