Henry Wetherby Benchley
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|Henry Wetherby Benchley|
|22nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Simon Brown|
|Succeeded by||Eliphalet Trask|
February 20, 1822|
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
February 24, 1867 (aged 45)|
|Political party||Know Nothing, Republican Party|
|Spouse(s)||Julia Ann Goddard|
|Relations||Peter Benchley (great-great-grandson)|
Henry Wetherby Benchley (February 20, 1822 – February 24, 1867) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts Senate and the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In the 1850s, he was one of the founders of the Republican Party.
- 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