William M. Bennett
He was a member of the New York State Senate (18th D.) in 1915 and 1916. In 1916, he ran in the Republican primary election for Governor of New York, but was defeated by the incumbent Governor Charles S. Whitman.
In 1917, Bennett won the Republican nomination for Mayor of New York City, defeating the incumbent Mayor John Purroy Mitchel. At the New York City mayoral election, 1917, Bennett came in fourth, behind Democrat John F. Hylan, Mitchel (who ran as an Independent) and Socialist Morris Hillquit.
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 355, 357 and 359)
- WHITMAN HEADS TICKET in NYT on August 15, 1918
- MARTYR AND HAND-PICKED in NYT on August 18, 1918
- W. M. BENNETT DIES AT 60 AFTER STROKE in NYT on January 17, 1930 (subscription required)
- W. M. BENNETT LEFT $500 ESTATE HERE in NYT on January 25, 1930 (subscription required)
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