Benn Conger (October 29, 1856 – February 28, 1922) was an American businessman, banker and politician from New York.
He was President of the Standard Typewriter Company which was renamed Corona Typewriter Company in 1914, and merged after his death to form Smith Corona. He was also President of the Groton Mechanics' Bank.
He was a member of the New York State Senate in 1909 and 1910. In January 1910, he opposed the election of Jotham P. Allds as President pro tempore of the State Senate, and accused Allds of having demanded, and received, a bribe in 1901 when both Conger and Allds had been members of the State Assembly. Eventually Allds was found guilty, and resigned first the presidency pro tempore and then his senate seat. Conger himself also resigned his seat, on April 4, 1910, and retired from politics.
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 345f, 348 and 367)
- CONGER RESIGNS; ADMITS FAULT in the New York Times on April 5, 1910
- Ex-State Senator Ben (sic) Conger in the New York Times on March 1, 1922
- Groton by Rosemarie Palmer Tucker (Arcadia Publishing, 2009; "Images of America" series; pg. 8)
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