Ben C. Eastman

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Ben C. Eastman (D-WI)
Ben C. Eastman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Orasmus Cole
Succeeded by Cadwallader C. Washburn
Personal details
Born October 24, 1812
Strong, Maine
Died February 2, 1856(1856-02-02) (aged 43)
Platteville, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Ben C. Eastman (October 24, 1812 – February 2, 1856) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Strong, Maine, Eastman attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Green Bay, Wisconsin Territory. He moved to Platteville, the same year and continued the practice of law and then served as secretary of the legislative council of Wisconsin Territory 1843–1846. He served as district attorney of Grant County.

Eastman was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855). He was the representative of Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854, and resumed the practice of law.

He died in Platteville on February 2, 1856[2] after an illness of several weeks,[3] and was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Ben C. Eastman
  2. ^ "Ben C. Eastman". Daily Free Democrat. February 6, 1856. p. 2. Retrieved June 1, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Illness of Hon. Ben C. Eastman". Waukesha Plain Dealer. February 5, 1856. p. 2. Retrieved June 2, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orasmus Cole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Cadwallader C. Washburn