Benjamin Le Fevre

Benjamin Le Fevre (* October 8, 1838 in Maplewood, Shelby County, Ohio; † March 7, 1922 in Atlantic City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1887 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Le Fevre visited in the years 1858 and 1859, the Miami University in Oxford. He then studied law. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Union, where he became an infantry unit from Ohio to Major. In addition, he was promoted to brevet brigadier general. After the war, he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1865 and 1866 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1866 he ran unsuccessfully for the post of Secretary of State of Ohio. Between 1867 and 1869 he was an American Consul in Nuremberg in the former Kingdom of Bavaria.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Le Fevre was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Americus V. Rice on March 4, 1879. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 four legislative sessions. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented there as a successor to Emanuel Shultz the fourth district of his state. He then returned in the fifth district. In 1886 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Benjamin Le Fevre worked for some time as a postal agent for the Erie Railway Co. He was in Salem Township in Ohio engaged in agriculture. He died on March 7, 1922 in Atlantic City and was buried in Salem.

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