Benjamin was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
He was previously a senator from Louisiana as a Democrat from 1853 to 1859.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Benjamin faced an allegation of disloyalty to the Union. On Mar. 4, 1861, the Senate voted to pronounce his seat vacant after he withdrew from the Senate in the wake of Secession.
|Mar. 4, 1861||Senate voted to pronounce his seat vacant after he withdrew from the Senate in the wake of Secession|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo