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Henry Stanley Benedict

Progressive (Bull Moose)

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican AD-72 2811 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-63 7117 Win
11-03-1914 Republican SD-34 23538 Win
11-07-1916 Write-in CD-10 14305 Win
11-07-1916 Progressive (Bull Moose) CD-10 14305 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 20, 1878 in Boonville, Missouri
University: University of Southern California (BS; 1950)
Died: July 10, 1930 in London, England

1911: Proponent, Proposition 2 (Establishing county 'home rule' rights vs. California)
1918: Primary Candidate for CD-10 (Won, but withdrew in deference to Henry Z. Osborne)
1921-1923: Member, California Public Utilities Commission

  • On the ballot twice: Because Benedict won the CD-10 Special Election in November 1916 (but not the 1916 General Election), he served only the balance of that term, which ended March 3, 1917. These 117 days of service made him the shortest-serving Congressman from California.

Source: California Blue Book (1911), (1913-15)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []

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