William Stiles Bennet


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Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 1 Dec 1962 (aged 92)
Central Valley, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7255124 View Source

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.

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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Stiles Bennet (9 Nov 1870–1 Dec 1962), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7255124, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .