Benjamin T. Cable

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Benjamin T. Cable
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byWilliam H. Gest
Succeeded byBenjamin F. Marsh
Personal details
Born(1853-08-11)August 11, 1853
Georgetown, Kentucky
DiedDecember 13, 1923(1923-12-13) (aged 70)
Rock Island, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Benjamin Taylor Cable (August 11, 1853 – December 13, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Georgetown, Kentucky, Cable moved with his parents to Rock Island, Illinois, in September 1856. He attended the public schools and Racine College (now University of Wisconsin–Parkside), Racine, Wisconsin. He was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1876. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and also became interested in various manufacturing enterprises. He served as chairman of the western branch of the Democratic National Committee in 1892. He was chairman of the Democratic executive committee in 1902 and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904.

Cable was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892. He engaged in agricultural pursuits as joint owner of a ranch near San Antonio, Texas. He died in Rock Island, Illinois, on December 13, 1923. He was interred in Chippiannock Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Benjamin T. Cable (id: C000006)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Gest
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Marsh