Charles B. Benedict

Charles Brewster Benedict
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byGeorge G. Hoskins
Succeeded byRichard Crowley
Personal details
BornFebruary 7, 1828 (1828-02-07)
DiedOctober 3, 1901 (1901-10-04) (aged 73)
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Sophronia B. Matteson Benedict
ChildrenLewis Benedict

Helen Benedict

Frances S. Benedict

Clara Benedict

Charles Brewster Benedict
Alma materOberlin College





Charles Brewster Benedict (February 7, 1828 – October 3, 1901) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


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.[1]

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.

Benedict was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879).[2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878, and resumed banking in Attica, New York.


Benecict died in Attica, Wyoming County, New York, on October 3, 1901 (age 73 years, 238 days). He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Charles B. Benedict". Zoom Information, Inc. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Charles B. Benedict". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Charles B. Benedict". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

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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

Succeeded by
Richard Crowley

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