Bennet Bicknell Edit Profile
Born in Mansfield, Connecticut, Bicknell attended the public schools.
Bicknell moved to Morrisville, New York, in 1808, and served in the War of 1812. He served as clerk of Madison County, New York from 1821 to 1825, and was editor of the Madison Observer. Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Bicknell was United States Representative for the twenty-third district of New York from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. Bicknell died in Morrisville, Madison County, New York, on September 15, 1841 (age 59 years, 305 days). He is interred at Morrisville Rural Cemetery.
He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1812, and served in the New York State Senate from 1814 to 1818.