Robert W. Bonynge
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Born in New York City, Bonynge attended public schools. He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1882 and from Columbia Law School, New York City in 1885. He was admitted to the bar in 1885 and began to practice in New York City.
He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1888 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the Colorado House of Representatives in 1893 and 1894. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress.
Bonynge successfully contested the election to the Fifty-eighth Congress of John F. Shafroth, and served the remainder of the term. He was reelected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses, and served from February 16, 1904 until March 3, 1909. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress.
He served as member of the National Monetary Commission from 1908 to 1912. He resumed the practice of law in Denver, Colorado. He moved to New York City in November 1912 and continued the practice of law. He was chief counsel of the New York State Industrial Commission from 1916 to 1918.
He was appointed United States agent to the Mixed Claims Commission (United States and Germany) in 1923 and before the Tripartite Claims Commission (United States, Austria, and Hungary) in 1927.
- Contested Election Case of Robert W. Bonynge vs. John F. Shafroth from the First Congressional District of Colorado. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1903.
- Robert W. Bonynge at Find a Grave
- United States Congress. "Robert W. Bonynge (id: B000623)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st congressional district
February 16, 1904 - March 3, 1909
Atterson W. Rucker