John B. Bennett
John Bonifas Bennett (
January 10, 1904- August 9, 1964) was a politicianfrom the U.S. stateof Michigan.
Bennett was born in
Garden, Michigan, attended the public schools there and graduated from Watersmeet High School. He graduated from Marquette UniversityLaw School in 1925, and took a post-graduatecourse at the University of ChicagoLaw School in 1926.
He was admitted to the
Wisconsinbar in 1925 and to the Michigan bar in 1926. He practiced lawin Ontonagon, Michigan, from 1926 through 1942. He was prosecuting attorneyof Ontonagon County 1929-1934 and the deputy commissioner of the Michigan Department of Labor and Industry1935-1937.
Bennett was unsuccessful in his first two attempts for a seat in the
United States House of Representatives, losing in 1938 and 1940 to incumbent Democrat Frank E. Hook. In 1942, Bennett defeated Hook and was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 12th congressional districtto the 78th Congress, serving from January 3 1943to January 3 1945.
In 1944, Bennett lost the election to Hook, but defeated Hook again in 1946 for election to the 80th Congress. He was subsequently re-elected to the eight succeeding Congresses, serving from
January 3 1947, until his death in Chevy Chase, Marylandin August 1964.
In Congress, Bennett was a moderate Republican who mostly opposed civil rights bills, but finally voted for the
Civil Rights Act of 1964shortly before his death at age 60.
He is interred in Gate of Heaven Cemetery,
Silver Spring, Maryland.
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