John B. Bennett Papers
 


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John B. Bennett Papers

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger John B. Bennett manuscript collection held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

For questions or more information, please contact the Bentley Historical Library's Division of Reference and Access Services

Abstract:
Republican Congressman from Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This online collection includes several audio recordings.

Biography:
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.

Please note:

Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Access to digitized sound recordings may be limited to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library, located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.



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