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Alonzo Bennett

Alonzo Bennett, business executive.

Background

  • Bennett, Alonzo was born on January 31, 1890 in Graves County, Kentucky, United States. Son of John B. and Mary Emma (Cox) Bennett.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.

    Career

    • Employed in local freight office C.,Rhode Island&P. Railway, Memphis, 1906-1908. Loading clerk, advancing to assistant secretary Memphis Terminal Corporation, 1909-1919. Office and traffic manager Jerome Fentress & Company, cotton merchants, 1920-1921.

      Partner Finley & Bennett, 1922-1925. Traffic manager Federal Compress & Warehouse Company, 1925-1940, vice president since 1940, director and member Executive Committee.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member shippers’ advising committee Defense Transport Administration, National Cotton Council (vice chairman Tennessee-Kentucky State unit. Member executive and cotton coms. S.E. and S.W. Shippers Advisory Boards.

    Member Executive Committee and director Memphis Freight Bureau. Member Executive Committee Agricultural Council of Arkansas (Chairman of Commission traffic and transportation). Member board directors Associate Traffic.

    Mason.; Clubs: Memphis Country, Memphis Traffic, Chicago Traffic, Railroad Passenger Traffic.

    Connections

    • Married Florine Janice Dumbauld, March 10, 1914.
    • father: John B. Bennett
    • mother: Mary Emma (Cox) Bennett
    • spouse: Florine Janice Dumbauld
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    Born January 31, 1890
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