Fredrick Bennett Balzar graduated from San Francisco Polytechnic High School.
Frederick Bennett Balzar was a member of Nevada state house of representatives in 1905. Then he became a member of Nevada state senate and served between 1909 and 1917. Balzar won the race for governor in 1926, defeating the incumbent James G. Scrugham and served until 1934.
On November 11, 1907 Frederick Bennett Balzar married Idelle Edna Sinnamon. They had a daughter, Phylis Rae Balzar Vargas.