Allan Benny

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Allan Benny
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Marshall Van Winkle
Personal details
Born (1867-07-12)July 12, 1867
Brooklyn, New York
Died November 6, 1942(1942-11-06) (aged 75)
Bayonne, New Jersey
Political party Democratic

Allan Benny (July 12, 1867, Brooklyn, New York – November 6, 1942, Bayonne, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who represented the 9th congressional district from 1903 to 1905.


Benny was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 12, 1867. He attended the public schools of Bayonne, New Jersey. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Bayonne. He was a member of the Bayonne city council from 1892-1894. Benny was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1898-1900. He was prosecuting attorney of Bayonne from 1900 to 1903, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.

Benny was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1905, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed his law practice, and was assistant librarian of the law library in the courthouse at Jersey City until his death. He died in Bayonne on November 6, 1942, and was interred in Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Succeeded by
Marshall Van Winkle