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Benjamin Stark Jr.

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Born: June 26, 1820

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Father: Benjamin Stark Sr. 1783 – 1846
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Mother: Charlotte Rice 1796 – 1861
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Wife: Elizabeth Molthrop Unknown – 1881
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Children:

Genevieve Stark 1863 – 1916​
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​
Nathalie Stark 1865 – 1866
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(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


Graduated from Union School and Hebron Academy​

Occupation before War:

1835 – 1848: Mercantile Businessman in New York City, New York​
1846: Purchased 640 Acres of land for $390.00 in cash.​
1849 – 1850: Mercantile Businessman in San Francisco, California​
1850 – 1861: Attorney in Portland, Oregon​
1852: Oregon Territorial Representative​
1853: Colonel in the Oregon Territory Indian hostilities​
1860: Oregon State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861: Elected U.S. Senator to replace Edward D. Baker​
1861 – 1862: United States Senator from Oregon​
1861 – 1862: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1862: A resolution to expel him on charge of disloyalty to Union from U.S. Senate failed by vote.​
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for election as U.S. Senator​
1864: Oregon Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Portland, Oregon​
Moved to New London, Connecticut​
1868: Connecticut Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1873 – 1874: Alderman for the City of New London, Connecticut​
1874: Connecticut State Representative​
Member of Connecticut State Prison Commission​

Died:
October 10, 1898

Place of Death: New London, Connecticut

Age at time of Death: 78 years old

Burial Place: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut
 
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