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I.M. Bennett Ira Monroe Bennett
Full Name: Ira Monroe Bennett
Date of birth: March 17, 1857
Date of death: October 18, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 54 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1)   Populist Bedias / Grimes   Grimes
H 54 Jan 12, 1897 - Feb 4, 1897 25th (2) (3)   Populist Bedias / Grimes   Grimes
(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Mentioned as Populist in biographical sketch of A.F. Brigance. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
(3) Alexander Franklin Brigance, sworn 2/4/1897, unseated I.M. Bennett in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BENNETT, IRA MONROE (1857-1941). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. I.M. Bennett, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    County Government and County Finances  
    State Affairs  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
     

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