Frank P. Bennett, Jr.

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Frank P. Bennett, Jr.
Saugus Town Moderator
In office
1918–1937
Preceded byThomas P. Parsons
Succeeded byHerbert Mason
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
Seventh Middlesex district
In office
1910–1912
Preceded byJames Wilson Grimes
Succeeded byEdward Fisher
Massachusetts House of Representatives
14th Essex District
In office
1904–1906
Personal details
Born(1878-12-30)December 30, 1878
Palermo, Maine
DiedJuly 6, 1965(1965-07-06) (aged 86)
Flint, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
RelationsFrank P. Bennett (Father)
Alma materHarvard University
ProfessionPublisher
 
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Frank P. Bennett, Jr.
Saugus Town Moderator
In office
1918–1937
Preceded byThomas P. Parsons
Succeeded byHerbert Mason
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
Seventh Middlesex district
In office
1910–1912
Preceded byJames Wilson Grimes
Succeeded byEdward Fisher
Massachusetts House of Representatives
14th Essex District
In office
1904–1906
Personal details
Born(1878-12-30)December 30, 1878
Palermo, Maine
DiedJuly 6, 1965(1965-07-06) (aged 86)
Flint, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
RelationsFrank P. Bennett (Father)
Alma materHarvard University
ProfessionPublisher

Frank P. Bennett, Jr. was an American politician, banker, and editor who served in the Massachusetts General Court. He was the son of Massachusetts State Representative Frank P. Bennett.

Early life[edit]

Bennett was born on December 30, 1878 in Palermo, Maine. He attended public schools in Everett, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University from 1900.[1]

Political career[edit]

Bennett was first elected to public office in 1903, winning a seat on the Saugus, Massachusetts School Committee by seven votes (423 to 416).[2] He was a member of the School Committee from 1903 to 1910 and served as the chairman of the board from 1908 to 1910.[1]

Bennett served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1904 to 1906. He served on the Ways and Means, Labor, Public Service, and Agriculture committees and was the Clerk of the Agriculture and Public Service committees.[3]

From 1910 to 1912 he was a member of the Massachusetts Senate. He served as the chairman of the Counties and Street Railways committees.[3]

Bennett was the Republican nominee for U.S. Representative in Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. He lost to Democrat Michael Francis Phelan 46% to 32%.[4] He ran again in 1914, but withdrew from the race in August, saying that he could not spare the time necessary to run for Congress.[5]

Bennett served on the Saugus Board of Selectmen in 1913. He was Saugus Town Moderator from 1918[6] to 1937.[7]

Business career[edit]

Bennett was the editor of the United States Investor and the American Wool and Cotton Reporter, two publications founded by his father.[1] He also served as vice president and director of Frank P. Bennett Co., Inc., and treasurer and director of Oaklandvale Farm Co.[3]

Bennett was a trustee of the Boston Five Cent Savings Bank and an incorporator and director of the Saugus Trust Company. He was also a director and investment committee member of the Holyoke Mutual Fire Insurance Company.[8]

Bennett died on July 6, 1965 at the home of his son in Flint, Michigan.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A Souvenir of Massachusetts Legislators 1910. Boston: A. M. Bridgman. 1910. p. 124. 
  2. ^ "Margin of Seven Votes". Boston Daily Globe. March 3, 1903. 
  3. ^ a b c Who's Who in State Politics 1911. Boston: Practical Politics. 1911. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Number of assessed polls, registered voters and persons who voted in each voting precinct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state, city and town elections. Boston: Wright and Porter Printing Co. 1912. p. 247. 
  5. ^ "Bennett Withdraws". Boston Daily Globe. August 21, 1914. 
  6. ^ "Saugus Shelves Moderator After 20 Years of Service". The Boston Daily Globe. March 12, 1918. 
  7. ^ "Judge F. C. Swift Honored at Cape". Boston Daily Glove. January 27, 1937. 
  8. ^ a b "Frank Bennett, Was Publisher, Legislator; 86". Boston Globe. July 9, 1965.