Charles Edward Bennett


Charles Edward Bennett Famous memorial

Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 6 Sep 2003 (aged 92)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section UM, Grave 1
Memorial ID 7841026 View Source

US Congressman. Moving to Florida, as a young adult he graduated from the University of Florida, in 1934, studied law, was admitted to the bar and was a lawyer in private practice at Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected to the Florida State Legislature, serving (1941-42). During World War II, served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, as a guerrilla fighter in actions in the Philippines, being awarded the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, plus the Philippines Legion of Honor and the Gold Cross. After the war, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress and to the next twenty-one succeeding Congresses, (1949-93). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he live in retirement until his death from a heart attack at age 92. Regarded as fine representative, he is the longest-serving member of either House of Congress in Florida's history.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 6 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7841026
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Edward Bennett (2 Dec 1910–6 Sep 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7841026, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.