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Joseph Bentley BENNETT

(1859-1923)

BENNETT, Joseph Bentley, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Greenup County, Ky., April 21, 1859; attended the common schools and Greenup Academy, Greenup, Ky.; taught in the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in 1880; entered the mercantile business in 1885; judge of Greenup County 1894-1897; reelected in 1897 and served until 1901; member of the Republican State central committee in 1900 and 1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; continued the practice of his profession until his death in Greenup, Greenup County, Ky., November 7, 1923; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

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

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