Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964

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Birth 1904-01-10
Death 1964-08-09

Biographical notes:

John Bonifas Bennett was a Representative from Michigan. He was born in Garden, Delta County, Mich. on January 10, 1904. He attended the public schools, and graduated from Watersmeet High School in Michigan, and from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1925. Bennett took a postgraduate course at Chicago, IL University Law School in 1926, and was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1925 and the Michigan bar in 1926. He practiced law in Ontonagon, Michigan from 1926-1942. Bennett was a prosecuting attorney of Ontonagon County from 1929-1934, deputy commissioner of the Michigan Department of Labor and Industry from 1935-1937, and was elected as a republican to the Seventy-eighty Congress from January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress, and resumed the practice of law. In 1946, Bennett was elected to the Eightieth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his death, August 9, 1964.

From the guide to the John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Republican Congressman from Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

From the description of John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421760

Republican Congressman from Ontonagon in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

From the description of John B. Bennett photographs. 1947-1964. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 180878279


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