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Benjamin Franklin Shively

Benjamin Franklin Shively, American senator.


  • Shively, Benjamin Franklin was born on March 20, 1857 in St. Joseph Company, Indiana, United States. Son of Joel and Elizabeth Shively.

  • Education

    • Educated Northern Indiana Normal School. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1886.


    • In practice at South Bend, Indiana, since 1886. Elected to 48th Congress, 1884, for unexpired term (1884-1885) of William H. Calkins, resigned. Reëlected to 50th, 51st and 52d Congresses (1887-1893), 13th Indiana District Democratic nominee for government of Indiana, 1896.

      Received Democratic vote in Indiana Legislature, for United States senator, 1903, 05. Elected United States senator for term, 1909-1915. President trustees Indiana U., Bloomington.

      Home: South Bend, Ind.


    • Married Laura Jenks, June 19, 1889.
    • father: Joel Shively
    • mother: Elizabeth Shively
    • spouse: Laura Jenks
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    Born March 20, 1857
    Died March 14, 1916
    (aged 58)