Philip Allen Bennett

Philip Allen Bennett ( * March 5, 1881 in Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri, † December 7, 1942 in Washington DC ) was an American politician ( Republican). He represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives and was its vice- governor.

The come up on a farm in southwest Missouri to the World Philip Bennett first attended the public schools and later the high school in Buffalo, before he made in 1902 graduated from the Normal and Business College of Springfield. During his studies he worked as a teacher in Independence and Boyd. In 1904, Bennett purchased the Buffalo Reflex newspaper, which he edited until 1921.

Politically he was first eight years working at local level as chairman of the Republicans in Dallas County; In 1912 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago. From 1921 to 1925 Bennett was a member of the Senate from Missouri. During this time, he moved to Springfield, where he made ​​his money in real estate and banking. From 1923 to 1925 he acted as a consultant for the Federal Land Bank, a state- funded credit network for agriculture.

In November 1924 Bennett was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. This office he held for four years as a deputy governor Sam Aaron Baker, to his succession, he then competed in 1928. But the Republicans gave Henry S. Caulfield as a candidate preference, who also won the subsequent election. Bennett retired after a few years from politics and went about his business before he took in the election for U.S. House of Representatives in 1938 and was defeated. However, two years later, he was successful and took his seat on the January 3, 1941 in Washington true. In November 1942, he succeeded in re-election, but he died before the end of his first term of office on 7 December of the same year. His son Marion won the by-election and remained until 1949 in Congress.