Benjamin F. Leiter

Benjamin Franklin conductor ( born October 13, 1813 in Head Castle, Washington County, Maryland, † June 17, 1866 in Canton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1859 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Head received only a limited education. Between 1830 and 1834 he worked as a teacher in Maryland. Then he practiced this profession from 1834 to 1842 in Ohio. After studying law and his 1842 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Canton in this profession. He also served as justice of the peace. Between 1852 and 1855 he was twice mayor of Canton. In the years 1848 and 1849 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio, which he was president in 1849. Politically he was first a member of the short-lived opposition party. Since 1857 he was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1854 became head as a candidate of the opposition party in the 18th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats George Bliss on March 4, 1855. After a re-election as a Republican, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Benjamin conductor is no longer politically have appeared. He died on June 17, 1866 in Canton, where he was also buried. With his wife, Catherine, he had seven children.