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Carville Dickinson BENSON

(1872-1929)

BENSON, Carville Dickinson, a Representative from Maryland; born near Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md., August 24, 1872; attended the public schools of Baltimore, preparatory schools, and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1890; was graduated from the law department of Baltimore University in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1910 and again in 1918, serving as speaker in 1906; member of the State senate 1912-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joshua F. C. Talbott; reelected to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from November 5, 1918, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixth-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore, Md., and resided in Halethorpe, Md.; appointed State insurance commissioner of Maryland in 1924 and served until his death in Baltimore, Md., February 8, 1929; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Station, Baltimore, Md.

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

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