Augustus Witschief Bennet
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 29th district
January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947
|Dean P. Taylor|
|Katharine St. George|
|Born||October 7, 1897|
New York City, New York County, New York
|Died||June 5, 1983 (aged 85)|
|Spouse(s)||Maxine Layne Bennet|
|Alma mater||Amherst College Columbia University Law School|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||Naval Reserve Flying Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Born in New York City, New York County, New York Bennet was a son of U.S. Representative William Stiles Bennet and Gertrude (Witschief) Bennet. He attended the public schools in New York City and Washington, D.C., and graduated from Amherst College in 1918.
During the First World War, Bennet served in the United States Naval Reserve Flying Corps with the rating of chief quartermaster from June 8, 1918 to January 19, 1919. He graduated from the Columbia University Law School at New York City in 1921, was admitted to the bar the same year.
Elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress, Bennet was U. S. Representative for the twenty-ninth district of New York and held that office from January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1947. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946.
Resuming the practice of law, Bennet resided in Laguna Hills, California until he died in Concord, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1983 (age 85 years, 241 days). He was cremated, and his ashes are interred at Cedar Hills Mausoleum, Newburgh, New York.