Henry Wetherby Benchley
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|Henry Wetherby Benchley|
|22nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Simon Brown|
|Succeeded by||Eliphalet Trask|
|Born||February 20, 1822
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Died||February 24, 1867
|Political party||Know Nothing, Republican Party|
|Spouse(s)||Julia Ann Goddard|
Henry Wetherby Benchley (February 20, 1822 – February 24, 1867) was an American politician. A member of the Massachusetts Senate and the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, he helped found the Republican Party in the 1850s.
- Billy Altman, Laughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley. (New York City: W. W. Norton, 1997. ISBN 0-393-03833-5).
- Norris W. Yates, Robert Benchley. (New York City, Twayne Publishers, 1968.).
- Roger D. Joslyn, The Benchley-Bensley Family, New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. CXLII No. 565-567 (January, April 1988, July 1988).
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1856 – 1858
Charles Edward Cook
|President of the Massachusetts Senate
Elihu C. Baker