John Joseph Bench
John Joseph (Joe) Bench, K.C., (May 1, 1905 - December 9, 1947) was a Canadian lawyer and Senator.
Bench was appointed to the Canadian Senate on November 19, 1942 by William Lyon Mackenzie King and, at 37, was Canada's youngest Senator when he first sat in the Upper House. A Liberal he ran for election to the Canadian House of Commons in 1940 but was defeated in the riding of Lincoln.
He was a member of the Canadian Army reserves with the rank of captain. He had served in the Canadian militia prior to World War I and enlisted in the Army at the beginning of World War II but was dismissed as physically unfit.
- "Rupert Davies One Of Three New Senators", Globe and Mail, November 20, 1942
- "John Joseph Bench: Young Senator, Leading Lawyer And Civic Worker", Globe and Mail, December 10, 1947
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