Benoni Reynolds

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Benoni Orrin Reynolds (July 26, 1824 – January 19, 1911) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.


Reynolds was born on July 26, 1824, in Sempronius, New York.[1] In 1848 he married Mary Jane Smith, one of Wisconsin's first female physicians.[2] He graduated from Rush Medical College in 1851 and moved to Ives Grove, Wisconsin in 1854. During the American Civil War, Reynolds was a surgeon with the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment of the Union Army. Reynolds died on January 19, 1911 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Reynolds was a member of the Assembly in 1876 and of the Senate from 1878 to 1879. Additionally, he was Mayor of Geneva, Wisconsin from 1874 to 1876. He was a Republican.


  1. ^ Biographical Sketches. Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, John Goadby. 1932. Southeastern Wisconsin: A History of Old Milwaukee County, vol. 4. Chicago: S. J. Clarke, p. 473.
  3. ^ "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 July 2015), Benoni O Reynolds, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,635,906.