Benjamin H. Clover

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Benjamin H. Clover (Kansas Congressman)

Benjamin Hutchinson Clover (December 22, 1837 – December 30, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born near Jefferson, Ohio, Clover attended the common schools. He moved to Kansas in 1871 and settled in Cambridge. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the board of school commissioners 1873-1888. He was twice president of the Kansas State Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial Union and twice vice president of the national organization of that order.

Clover was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He resumed agricultural pursuits. He returned to Douglass, Kansas, where he committed suicide on December 30, 1899.[1] He is interred in Douglass Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bishop W. Perkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas’s 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Hudson