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William Stiles Bennet

William Stiles Bennet (November 9, 1870 – December 1, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from New York, father of Augustus Witschief Bennet.

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Born in Port Jervis, New York, Bennet attended the common schools. He graduated from Port Jervis Academy, Port Jervis, New York, 1889. He graduated from Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 1892. He was a lawyer in private practice. Official reporter of the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 1892 to 1893. He served as member of the New York state assembly from 1901 to 1902. He served as justice of the municipal court of New York, New York, 1903. He served as member of the United States Immigration Commission from 1907 to 1910. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1908 and 1916.

Bennet was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-second Congress in 1910.

Bennet was elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph A. Goulden (November 2, 1915-March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fifth Congress in 1916. Official parliamentarian of the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916. United States delegate to the Seventeenth International Congress Against Alcoholism held at Copenhagen, 1923. Business executive. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress in 1936. He served as a delegate to the New York state constitutional convention in 1938. He was an unsuccessful candidate at a special election in 1944 to fill a vacancy in the Seventy-eighth Congress. He died on December 1, 1962, in Central Valley, New York. He remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York.


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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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