Benjamin F. Deming

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Benjamin F. Deming
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – July 11, 1834
Preceded by William Cahoon
Succeeded by Henry Fisk Janes
Personal details
Born (1790-01-01)January 1, 1790
Danville, Vermont, U.S.
Died July 11, 1834(1834-07-11) (aged 44)
Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
Political party Anti-Masonic
Spouse(s) Eunice Clark Deming[1]
Children Harriet Deming, Henry Hopkins Deming, Charles Deming, Franklin Deming and William Deming [2]
Profession Politician, Merchant

Benjamin F. Deming (January 1, 1790 – July 11, 1834) was an American merchant and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Deming was born in Danville, Vermont; he pursued academic studies and became a merchant. He was the clerk of the Caledonia County Court from 1817 until 1833.[3] From 1822 until 1833, he was the probate judge in Vermont,[4] and he served as a member of the Governor's council from 1827 until 1832. Deming was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress, and served from March 4, 1833 until his death on July 11, 1834.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

He married Eunice Clark on June 6, 1816. They had five children together; Harriet Deming, Henry Hopkins Deming, Charles Deming, Franklin Deming and William Deming.[7]

Death[edit]

In the summer of 1834, Deming became ill while in Washington, DC and decided to return home. He died in Saratoga Springs, New York en route to his home in Danville. He is interred at the Danville Green Cemetery.[8]

A cenotaph for Deming is located in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Descendants of John Deming". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Descendants of John Deming". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hemenway, Abby Maria (1867). The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military, Volume 1. The Vermont Historical Gazettee. p. 320. 
  4. ^ Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders (1887). Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, Vt. 1764-1887. Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders. p. 37. 
  5. ^ "Rep. Benjamin Deming". Govtrack.us. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Deming, Benjamin F. (1790-1834)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Descendants of John Deming". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Benjamin Franklin Deming". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Benjamin Franklin Deming". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Cahoon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 5th congressional district

1833–1834
Succeeded by
Henry F. Janes