BENNETT, John Bonifas

BENNETT, John Bonifas
Image, Pocket Congressional Directory, 83rd
1904–1964

Biography

BENNETT, John Bonifas, a Representative from Michigan; born in Garden, Delta County, Mich., January 10, 1904; attended the public schools; was graduated from Watersmeet (Mich.) High School, from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1925; took a postgraduate course at Chicago (Ill.) University Law School in 1926; was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1925 and to the Michigan bar in 1926; practiced law in Ontonagon, Mich., 1926-1942; prosecuting attorney of Ontonagon County 1929-1934; deputy commissioner of the Michigan Department of Labor and Industry 1935-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected in 1946 to the Eightieth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his death in Chevy Chase, Md., August 9, 1964; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1928-1964, 2 linear feet. The papers of John B. Bennett include correspondence, campaign materials, copies of bills introduced in Congress, and files concerning congressional reapportionment and the problems of the Upper Peninsula. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Sound Tape Reels: 1954, 2 sound tape reels. A radio program from May 1954, with John B. Bennett and Congressman Victor A. Knox on the subject of social security. Also included is a campaign message of John B. Bennett from 1954, discussing the issues of special relevance to the voters of the Upper Peninsula.
Papers: In the Bonifas Family Papers, ca. 1929-1944, 3 linear inches. Correspondents include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968, 52 linear feet and 2 oversized folders. Correspondents include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959, 10 linear feet and 2 volumes. Correspondents include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Photographs: In the Fred L. Crawford photograph series, ca. 1935-1952, approximately 0.6 linear foot. Persons represented include John B. Bennett.
Papers: In the Lawrence L. Farrell Papers, 1935-1971, 4 linear feet. Correspondents include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg Papers, 1884-1974, 8 linear feet and 25 volumes. Persons represented include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Microfilm: In the Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg Papers, 1891-1974, 11 microfilm reels. Persons represented include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Persons represented include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Charles M. Ziegler Papers, 1928-1959, 2 linear feet and 9 volumes. Correspondents include John B. Bennett. A finding aid is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 88th Cong., 2d sess., 1964. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John Bonifas Bennett, late a Representative from Michigan. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1964.

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