Charles Brewster Benedict
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 31st district
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||George G. Hoskins|
|Succeeded by||Richard Crowley|
|Born||February 7, 1828|
|Died||October 3, 1901 (aged 73)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Sophronia B. Matteson Benedict|
|Children||Lewis Benedict |
Frances S. Benedict
Clara BenedictCharles Brewster Benedict
|Alma mater||Oberlin College|
Born in Attica, Wyoming County, New York, Benedict was the son of Thomas and Sarah Brewster Benedict. He attended the public schools and Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He married Sophronia B. Matteson on August 6, 1853 in Darien, New York, and they had five children, Lewis, Helen, Frances, Clara, and Charles.
Benedict taught school as well as engaged in agricultural pursuits. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1856. He commenced practice in Attica, New York, and was the Justice of the Peace from 1854 to 1860. He organized and was president of the Attica National Bank, also Bank of Attica and the First National bank of Moorhead, Minnesota. His land holdings in Minnesota and North Dakota were very extensive.
A member of the board of supervisors of Wyoming County from 1869 to 1871 and from 1873 to 1875, Benedict served a part of the time as chairman. He served as member of the Democratic State committee in 1875.
- United States Congress. "Charles B. Benedict (id: B000357)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Charles B. Benedict at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
George G. Hoskins
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 31st congressional district
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