George Jacob Benner

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George Jacob Benner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byJames A. Stahle
Succeeded byEdward D. Ziegler
Personal details
Born(1859-04-13)April 13, 1859
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 30, 1930(1930-12-30) (aged 71)
Political partyDemocratic

George Jacob Benner (April 13, 1859 – December 30, 1930) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George J. Benner was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and was graduated from Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1878. He taught school for several years, studied law, was admitted to the Adams County, Pennsylvania, bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Gettysburg. He was a delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1886.

Benner was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898. He resumed the practice of law in Gettysburg. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as president judge of the thirty-first judicial district in 1925. He died in Gettysburg in 1930 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George J. Benner (id: B000366)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James A. Stahle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward D. Ziegler