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BENNETT, Thomas W., soldier, born in Union County, Indiana, 16 February 1831. He was graduated at the law school of Indiana Asbury University in 1854, and began practice. He was elected to the state senate in 1858, and resigned in 1861 to enter the national service. He was captain in the 15th Indiana volunteers in April 1861, major of the 36th regiment in September colonel of the 69th in August 1862, and commissioned brigadier-general on 5 March 1865. He was again chosen to the state senate in October 1864, and served till March 1867. He was mayor of Richmond, Indiana, from May 1869, till 1871, and in September of the latter year appointed governor of Idaho territory. He resigned this office 4 December 1875, supposing that he had been elected delegate to congress as a republican ; but the house gave the seat to his democratic opponent.
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