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Benjamin Hutchinson Clover (December 22, 1837 – December 30, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Benjamin H. Clover
Benjamin H. Clover (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byBishop W. Perkins
Succeeded byThomas Jefferson Hudson
Personal details
Born(1837-12-22)December 22, 1837
Jefferson, Ohio
DiedDecember 30, 1899(1899-12-30) (aged 62)
Douglass, Kansas
Political partyPopulist

Born near Jefferson, Ohio, Clover attended the common schools. He moved to Kansas in 1871 and settled in Cambridge. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the board of school commissioners 1873-1888. He was twice president of the Kansas State Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union and twice vice president of the national organization of that order.

Clover was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He resumed agricultural pursuits. He returned to Douglass, Kansas, where he committed suicide on December 30, 1899.[1] He is interred in Douglass Cemetery.

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  1. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 375.

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