Benjamin Hardin Edit Profile
Hardin attended the schools of Nelson and Washington Counties, Kentucky before studying law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Elizabethtown and Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky and he settled in Bardstown, Kentucky in 1808. He was elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817) and reelected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823). He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837).
After leaving Congress, Hardin served as the Secretary of State of Kentucky 1844–1847. He died in Bardstown, Kentucky in 1852 and was buried in the family burying ground near Springfield, Kentucky.
Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1810, 11, 24, 25. Member Kentucky Senate, 1828-1832. Member United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, 14th, 16-17th, 23d-24th congresses, 1815-1817, 19-23, 33-37.
Married Elizabeth Barbour, March 31, 1807.