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Allan BENNY

(1867-1942)

BENNY, Allan, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 12, 1867; attended the public schools of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Bayonne; member of the city council 1892-1894; member of the State house of assembly 1898-1900; prosecuting attorney of Bayonne from 1900 to 1903, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his chosen profession; and was assistant librarian of the law library in the courthouse at Jersey City until his death; died in Bayonne, N.J., November 6, 1942; interment in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y.

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

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