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Benjamin Hutchinson CLOVER

(1837-1899)

CLOVER, Benjamin Hutchinson, a Representative from Kansas; born near Jefferson, Franklin County, Ohio, December 22, 1837; attended the common schools; moved to Kansas in 1871 and located in Cambridge; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the board of school commissioners 1873-1888; twice president of the Kansas State Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial Union and twice vice president of the national organization of that order; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Douglas, Butler County, Kans., on December 30, 1899; interment in Douglas Cemetery.

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

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