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Ben Mitchell WILLIAMSON

(1864-1941)
Senate Years of Service:
1930-1931
Party:
Democrat

WILLIAMSON, Ben Mitchell, a Senator from Kentucky; born in White Post, Pike County, Ky., October 16, 1864; attended the rural schools of Kentucky and Bethany (W.Va.) College; engaged in the wholesale hardware business at Catlettsburg, Ky., 1886-1924 and at Ashland, Ky., in 1924; also engaged in banking and in the mining of coal; one of the founders of the Kentucky Crippled Children’s Commission, serving as president 1924-1941; member of the board of charities and correction for the State of Kentucky 1929-1930; director of the International Society for Crippled Children; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 4, 1930, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederic M. Sackett and served from December 1, 1930, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for election to the full term; resumed the wholesale hardware business at Ashland, Ky., with residence in Catlettsburg, Ky.; also interested financially in various other business enterprises; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 23, 1941; interment in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum, Ashland, Ky.

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

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