Bennet Bicknell

Bennet Bicknell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byWilliam Taylor
Succeeded byNehemiah H. Earll Edward Rogers
Member of the New York Senate
In office
January 1, 1814 – December 31, 1818
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
January 1, 1812 – December 31, 1812
Personal details
BornNovember 14, 1781 (1781-11-14)
Mansfield, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 15, 1841 (1841-09-16) (aged 59)
Morrisville, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Lucinda Crane Bicknell
ChildrenHarrison C. Bicknell

Julia Ann Matilda Bicknell Johnson

Harriet Bicknell Hatch

James Madison Bicknell
Professionpolitician newspaper editor
Military service
Battles/warsWar of 1812

Bennet Bicknell (November 14, 1781 – September 15, 1841) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Mansfield, Connecticut, Bicknell attended the public schools. He married Lucinda Crane and they had four children, Harrison, Julia, Harriet, and James.[1]


Bicknell moved to Morrisville, New York, in 1808, and served in the War of 1812. He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1812 and served in the New York State Senate from 1814 to 1818. He served as clerk of Madison County, New York from 1821 to 1825, and was editor of the Madison Observer.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Bicknell was United States Representative for the twenty-third district of New York from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress.


Bicknell died in Morrisville, Madison County, New York, on September 15, 1841 (age 59 years, 305 days). He is interred at Morrisville Rural Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "Bennet Bicknell". Find A Grave. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Bennet Bicknell". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Bennet Bicknell". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Nehemiah H. Earll

Edward Rogers

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website