Risden Tyler Bennett

Risden Tyler Bennett ( born June 18, 1840 in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina; † July 21, 1913 ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1887 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Risden Bennett attended the common schools and the Anson Institute. He then studied at Cumberland University and at the Lebanon Law School in Tennessee. During the Civil War, Bennett served in the army of the Confederacy, where he advanced from simple soldier to the colonel. He was wounded several times. In the years 1866 and 1867 Bennett served as prosecutor in Anson County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1872 and 1874 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1875 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. From 1880 to 1882 he served as judge of the Superior Court

In the congressional elections of 1882 Bennett was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. This election for the re- established mandate ninth North Carolina was exceptionally held all across the state. In 1884 he was confirmed in the sixth constituency as the successor of Clement Dowd. He was able to complete two terms in Congress between the 4th March 1883, March 3, 1887. Since 1885 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Risden Bennett practiced law in Wadesboro. He is also passed on 21 July 1913.