Benjamin Bennet

For the English Presbyterian, see Benjamin Bennet (Presbyterian minister).

Benjamin Bennet (October 31, 1764 – October 8, 1840) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.

Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Bennet attended the common schools. He studied theology. He was ordained as a minister in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in 1793 and served as pastor of a Baptist church in that city. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Bennet was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819). He resumed agricultural pursuits. He died on his farm near Middletown Township on October 8, 1840, and was interred in the Baptist Cemetery, Holmdel Township, New Jersey.



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