Benjamin Bennet

Benjamin Bennet (October 31, 1764 – October 8, 1840) was a slave owner[1] and U.S. Representative from New Jersey.

Benjamin Bennet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large district
In office
1815–1819
Personal details
Born(1764-10-31)October 31, 1764
Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedOctober 8, 1840(1840-10-08) (aged 75)
near Middletown, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
OccupationMinister, farmer

Born in Bucks County in the Province of Pennsylvania, Bennet attended the common schools. He studied theology, was ordained as a minister in Middletown Township, New Jersey in 1793, and served as pastor of a Baptist church in that city. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Bennet was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819). After his time in office, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died on his farm near Middletown Township on October 8, 1840, and was interred in the Baptist Cemetery, Holmdel Township, New Jersey.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congress slaveowners", The Washington Post, January 27, 2022, retrieved January 31, 2022
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

1815–1819
Succeeded by