Henry S. Benedict

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Henry S. Benedict, California Congressman.

Henry Stanley Benedict (February 20, 1878 – July 10, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from California.[1]


Benedict was born in Boonville, Missouri in 1878 and moved with his parents to Los Angeles, California in 1888. He attended grammar and high school in Los Angeles and then went on to attend the University of Southern California College of Law in Los Angeles, California. Benedict was admitted to the bar in 1910 and began practicing law in Los Angeles, California.

He served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1910 to 1914, and a member of the California State Senate from 1914 to 1916.

A Republican, Benedict was elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William D. Stephens (November 7, 1916 – March 3, 1917). He was nominated by the Progressive Party for the Sixty-fifth Congress but withdrew in favor of the Republican nominee.

Throughout his political career, Benedict continued to practice law and also engaged in banking. He served as member of the California State Board of Control from 1919 to 1921 and as a member of the California State Railroad Commission from 1921 to 1923.

Benedict died on July 10, 1930 in London, England while there on a visit. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[2]


External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Henry S. Benedict (id: B000359)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Henry S. Benedict at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Stephens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Z. Osborne

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.