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William Stiles Bennet

  • Birth 9 Nov 1870 Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1962 Central Valley, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Burial Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7255124

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Port Jervis Academy, 1889, from Albany Law School, 1892 and was a lawyer in private practice. He was an official reporter of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, (1892-930, a member of the New York State Assembly, (1901-02), justice of the municipal court of New York, in 1903 and a member of the United States Immigration Commission, (1907-10). In 1905, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress and to the next two succeeding Congresses, serving until 1911. He was again elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph A. Goulden, serving until (1915-17). An unsuccessful candidate for election, he served as a delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1938. After leaving politics, he as a business executive and later lived in retirement until his death at age 92.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7255124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Stiles Bennet (9 Nov 1870–1 Dec 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7255124, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .