Benning Moulton Bean Edit Profile
He attended public schools, received private tutoring and became involved in teaching and agricultural pursuits.
He served as Selectman for Moultonborough from 1811–1829 and from 1832–1838. He was Justice of the Peace in 1816, and trustee of Sandwich Academy in 1824. Bean served in the New Hampshire Senate again in 1831 and 1832, and was president of the State Senate in 1832.
He was elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving in Congress March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837. During his time in Congress, Bean was an advocate for temperance and helped form the Congressional Temperance Society with George N. Briggs in 1833. He served as president of the society.
He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836, and resumed teaching and agricultural pursuits in Moultonborough,
Bean died in Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire on February 6, 1866 (age 84 years, 28 days). He is interred at Bean Cemetery in Moultonborough.
He served as a United States Representative from New Hampshire, as a member of the New Hampshire Senate, and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1815–1823, Bean also served in the New Hampshire Senate from 1824–1826. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives again in 1827.
In 1829, he was member of the Governor's council.