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Benjamin Taylor CABLE

(1853-1923)

CABLE, Benjamin Taylor, a Representative from Illinois; born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., August 11, 1853; moved with his parents to Rock Island, Ill., in September 1856; attended the public schools and Racine College, Racine, Wis.; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1876; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also became interested in various manufacturing enterprises; chairman of the western branch of the Democratic National Committee in 1892; chairman of the Democratic executive committee in 1902; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; engaged in agricultural pursuits as joint owner of a ranch near San Antonio, Tex.; died in Rock Island, Ill., on December 13, 1923; interment in Chippiannock Cemetery.

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

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