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 Benjamin Stanton

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Benjamin Stanton

Birth
Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Jun 1872 (aged 62)
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7617839 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He was in the trade as a tailor when he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced to practice law in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio State Senate (1841-43) and delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1850. In 1851, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, served until 1853, elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving (1855-61). After leaving Congress, he was elected the 6th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, serving (1862-64). Retiring from politics, he relocated to West Virginia and continued the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7617839/benjamin-stanton : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Stanton (4 Jun 1809–2 Jun 1872), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7617839, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .