Carville Dickinson Benson


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1. Harriette Cassard Miller

Carville Dickinson Benson 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 24 Aug 1872, Halethorpe, Baltimore, MD 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Harriette Cassard Miller
  • Died: 8 Feb 1929, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 56 2 3
  • Buried: Brooklyn Park: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Anne Arundel, MD 2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Attorney in 1893 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 2

2. He was elected as Maryland House of Delegates in 1904-1910 in , , MD. 2

3. He was elected as Maryland State Senate in 1912-1914 in , , MD. 2

4. He was elected as U.S. Congressman in 1918-1921 in , , MD. 2

5. Book: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1974. 2
BENSON, Carville Dickinson, a Representative from Maryland; born near Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Md., August 24, 1872; attended the public schools of Baltimore, preparatory schools, and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1890; was graduated from the law department of Baltimore University in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1910 and again in 1918, serving as speaker in 1906; member of the State senate 1912-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joshua F. C. Talbott; reelected to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from November 5, 1918, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixth-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore, Md., and resided in Halethorpe, Md.; appointed State insurance commissioner of Maryland in 1924 and served until his death in Baltimore, Md., February 8, 1929; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Station, Baltimore, Md.

Carville married Harriette Cassard Miller. (Harriette Cassard Miller was born on 16 Aug 1873 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD,1 6 died on 12 Jun 1936 in Shelter Island, Suffolk, NY 6 and was buried in Brooklyn Park: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Anne Arundel, MD 6.)


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Carvilla B Benson in household of Carville D Benson, Election District 13, Baltimore, Maryland; citing sheet 16B, family 346, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374565.

2 <i>Biographical Directory of the United States Congress</i> (1974-Present, Washington, D.C.,

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

4 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (, 29 Dec 1984, page 4. Obituary of Capt. W. H. Benson.

5 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 24 May 1927, page 3. Marriage of Miss C. B. Benson and Ensign W. G. Beecher Jr.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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