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Stark, Benjamin, 1820-1898

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Personal name headingStark, Benjamin, 1820-1898
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Birth date1820-06-26
Death date1898-10-10
Place of birthNew Orleans (La.)
Place of deathNew London (Conn.)
AffiliationOregon Territory. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Connecticut. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationMerchants Lawyers Legislators
Found inNUCMC data from New London County Hist. Soc. for His Historical sketch of schools of New London, 1895 (Benjamin Stark; New London, Conn.)
OCLC Oct. 30, 2008 (Stark, Benjamin, 1820-1898; b. in New Orleans 1820; attended school in New London, Conn. In 1845 sailed for Oregon where purchased an interest in a Portland land claim; later entered a New York business partnership to ship merchandise to Calif. during the gold rush; in 1850 moved to Portland and m. Elizabeth Molthrop in 1854; appointed to complete the unexpired term of Oregon senator Edward D. Baker in 1862; moved to New London after his senatorial term where died in 1898)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed April 24, 2018 (Stark, Benjamin, a Senator from Oregon; born in New Orleans, La., June 26, 1820; pursued classical studies and graduated from Union School, New London, Conn., and Hebron Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City 1835-1848, and also studied law; moved to San Francisco, Calif., and engaged in mercantile pursuits 1849-1850, moving to Portland, Oreg., the latter year; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; member, Territorial house of representatives 1852; served in the Oregon Indian hostilities in 1853 with the rank of colonel; member, State house of representatives 1860; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward D. Baker and served from October 29, 1861, to September 12, 1862, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election; resumed the practice of law; moved to New London, Conn.; member of the board of aldermen of New London, Conn., 1873-1874; member, State house of representatives 1874; member of the Connecticut State Prison Commission; died in New London, Conn., October 10, 1898; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery)
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