Lemuel Benton

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Lemuel Benton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1799
Preceded byDaniel Huger
Succeeded byBenjamin Huger
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. David's Parish
In office
January 8, 1782 – November 4, 1788
Personal details
Born1754
Granville County, North Carolina
DiedMay 18, 1818
Darlington, South Carolina
Resting placeDarlington County, South Carolina
Political partyAnti-Administration (until 1795)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic-Republican (1795 onward)
Professionlawyer, politician
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceContinental Army
United States Army
Years of service1777–1794
RankColonel
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

Lemuel Benton (1754 – May 18, 1818) was an American planter and politician from Darlington County, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1799. Colonel Benton resided on Stoney Hill Farm, located in Darlington County near Mechanicsville.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Huger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1793-1799
Succeeded by
Benjamin Huger