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

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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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creatorOf Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964. John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959. Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960. Owen J. Cleary papers, 1944-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Farrell, Lawrence Llewellyn, 1903-1971. Lawrence L. Farrell papers, 1935-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964. John B. Bennett photographs. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lawrence Llewellyn Farrell Papers, 1935-1971 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles M. Ziegler papers, 1928-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Farrell, Lawrence Llewellyn, 1903-1971. Lawrence L. Farrell papers, 1935-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stella Brunt Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bonifas family. Bonifas family papers, 1929-May 1931 and 1940-1944. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fred L. Crawford papers, 1925-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Bonifas family. family
associatedWith Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. corporateBody
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968 person
associatedWith Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960. person
associatedWith Crawford, Fred L., 1888-1957 person
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Farrell, Lawrence Llewellyn, 1903-1971. person
associatedWith Green, William, 1870-1952. person
associatedWith Hurja, Emil. person
associatedWith Hurja, Emil, 1892- person
associatedWith Knox, Victor Alfred, 1899- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Howard C. (Howard Cyrus), 1890-1961. person
associatedWith Meany, George, 1894-1980. person
associatedWith Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of the American Indian. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Victor A. Knox person
associatedWith Woodruff, Roy O. (Roy Orchard), 1876-1953. person
associatedWith Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959. person
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Michigan
United States
Ontonagon (Mich.)
Michigan
Ontonagon (Mich.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Michigan
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Apportionment (Election law)--Michigan
Finnish Americans--Michigan
Finnish Americans
Legislators--Michigan
Townsend Plan
Elections--Michigan--1954
Old age pensions--United States
Social security--United States
Radio in politics
Apportionment
Radio programs, Public service
Legislators
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Birth 1904-01-10

Death 1964-08-09

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