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Benton Franklin JENSEN

(1892-1970)

JENSEN, Benton Franklin, a Representative from Iowa; born in Marion, Linn County, Iowa, December 16, 1892; attended the rural and high schools; employed by a lumber company as yardman and assistant auditor 1914-1917; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant in 1918; manager of a lumber company 1919-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; returned to Exira, Iowa; died in Washington, D.C., February 5, 1970; interment in Exira Cemetery, Exira, Iowa.

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

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