|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 8th district
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
|Preceded by||John Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Sherwood|
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||October 6, 1814|
Schroon, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, New York, U.S.|
He was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1768. He attended the common schools, became a farmer, and moved to Poultney, Vermont in 1800. He later moved to a portion of Crown Point which was included in the town of Schroon at Schroon's founding, and was subsequently incorporated into the town of North Hudson, New York.
His political career began in 1804 when he became a justice of the peace and Schroon's town supervisor. In 1808 he was appointed judge of the Essex County court of common pleas, and he served until his death. Pond served in the New York State Assembly from 1808 to 1810.
During the War of 1812 he served in the New York Militia as a matross in Captain Russell Walker’s company of the 6th Artillery Regiment. He participated in the defense of northern New York and took part in the September, 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh.
In 1814 Pond was elected to the Fourteenth Congress, the term of which was scheduled to begin on March 4, 1815. He died in Schroon on October 6, 1814 of disease incurred through exposure at the Battle of Plattsburgh, and so never took his seat in the Fourteenth Congress.
Pond was buried in North Hudson's Pine Ridge Cemetery. On September 3, 1923 he was re-interred in Elizabethtown, New York's Riverside Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Pond (id: P000425)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Benjamin Pond at Find a Grave (Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, New York)
- Benjamin Pond at Find A Grave (Pine Ridge Cemetery, North Hudson, New York)
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 8th congressional district