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Benjamin BENNET

(1764-1840)

BENNET, Benjamin, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bucks County, Pa., October 31, 1764; attended the common schools; studied theology; was ordained as a minister in Middletown, Monmouth County, N.J., in 1793 and served as pastor of a Baptist church in that city; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his farm near Middletown, N.J., October 8, 1840; interment in the Baptist Cemetery, Holmdel, N.J.

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

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