Henry Wilbur BENTLEY, Congress, NY (1838-1907)


BENTLEY, Henry Wilbur, a Representative from New York; born in DeRuyter, Madison County, N.Y., September 30, 1838; moved with his parents to Morrisville, N.Y.; attended Union School, Yates Polytechnic Institute at Chittenango, and Judd’s private school at Berkshire; taught school for several years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Boonville, N.Y.; chairman of the Oneida County Building Commission; president of Boonville in 1874, 1889-1891, and 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; continued the practice of law in Boonville, Oneida County, N.Y., until his death there on January 27, 1907; interment in Boonville Cemetery.

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