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Charles Goodwin BENNETT

(1863-1914)

BENNETT, Charles Goodwin, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., December 11, 1863; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Brooklyn High School and from the New York Law School in 1882; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; Secretary of the United States Senate from January 29, 1900, to March 3, 1913, when a successor was elected; returned to Brooklyn, N.Y., discontinued active business pursuits, and lived in retirement until his death on May 25, 1914; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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