Cleveland Keith BENEDICT, Congress, WV (1935)


BENEDICT, Cleveland Keith, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., March 21, 1935; attended the public schools; graduated, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., 1953; B.A., Princeton University, 1959; graduated, Graham School for Cattlemen, Graham, Kans., 1962; dairy farmer; chairman, West Virginia Board of Probation and Parole, 1974-1975; commissioner, finance and administration, State of West Virginia, 1975-1977; chairman, West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee, 1977-1980; delegate, West Virginia State Republican conventions, 1964-1976; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); not a candidate for reelection in 1982 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, 1983; chairman, R.S.M., Inc., Washington, D.C., 1985-1986; West Virginia State commissioner of agriculture, 1989-1993; unsuccessful candidate for governor of West Virginia in 1992; is a resident of Lewisburg, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present