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Henry Stanley BENEDICT

(1878-1930)

BENEDICT, Henry Stanley, a Representative from California; born in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., February 20, 1878; moved with his parents to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1888; attended the grammar schools and high school; attended the University of Southern California College of Law, Los Angeles, Calif.; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Los Angeles, Calif.; member of the State house of representatives 1910-1914; served in the State senate 1914-1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William D. Stephens (November 7, 1916-March 3, 1917); was nominated by the Progressive Party for the Sixty-fifth Congress, but withdrew in behalf of the Republican nominee; continued the practice of law and also engaged in banking; member of the State department of finance of California (State board of control) from 1919 to 1921; served as a member of the California State Railroad Commission from 1921 to 1923; resumed the practice of law in Los Angeles, Calif., until his death; died while on a visit in London, England, July 10, 1930; interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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