Benjamin Bennet

Benjamin Bennet (* October 31, 1764 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, † October 8, 1840 in Middletown, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1819 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Bennet attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of theology and of his ordination to the clergy took place in 1793, he started in Middletown to work for the Baptist church. In addition, he worked in agriculture. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1814 Bennet was for the third seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Schureman on March 4, 1815. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1819 two legislative sessions. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Benjamin Bennet withdrew from politics and again worked in agriculture. He died on October 8, 1840 in Middletown.