|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's first district
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||George H. Pendleton|
|Succeeded by||Peter W. Strader|
|Member of the Ohio Senate|
from the first district
January 6, 1862 – March 3, 1865
Serving with Thomas H. Whetstone
William S. Groesbeck
Joshua H. Bates
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Key|
George W. Holmes
E. A. Ferguson
|Succeeded by||W. M. Bateman|
S. L. Hayden
January 5, 1880 – January 1, 1882
Serving with Charles Fleishman
|Preceded by||William T. Forrest|
James M. Armstrong
Henry C. Lord
|Succeeded by||W. M. Yeatman|
|Born||January 3, 1816|
Corinth, New York
|Died||February 9, 1888 (aged 72)|
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
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Life and career
Born in Corinth, New York, Eggleston completed preparatory studies. He moved with his parents to Hocking County, Ohio, in 1831. He moved to Cleveland and worked on a canal boat, later becoming an owner of boats and interested in several companies. He settled in Cincinnati in 1845 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was elected presiding officer of the city council of Cincinnati. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. Presidential elector for Lincoln/Hamlin in 1860. He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1862-1865.
Eggleston was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress. He again served in the Ohio Senate in 1880 and 1881. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 9, 1888. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Eggleston (id: E000090)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Smith 1898 : 124
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
George H. Pendleton
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district
Peter W. Strader