Benjamin H. Clover
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. He is interred in Douglass Cemetery.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 375.
- United States Congress. “Benjamin H. Clover (id: C000533)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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