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Ben Franklin Caldwell
Birth: Aug. 2, 1848
Carrollton
Greene County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1924
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

U.S. Congressman. Successful in agricultural pursuits, he was member of the Board of Supervisors of Sangamon County, (1877-78), a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives, (1882-86) and served in the Illinois State Senate, (1890-94). In addition, he was president of the Caldwell State Bank of Chatham and president of the Farmersí National Bank of Springfield, (1885-98). In 1899, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1905 and reelected to the Sixtieth Congress, serving (1907-09). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in the banking business until his death at age 76. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Caldwell (1807 - 1863)
  Mary Jane R. Davis Caldwell (1815 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Francis Cloyd Caldwell (1856 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  John Harvey Caldwell (1877 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  William C. Caldwell (1835 - 1901)*
  Jane Y. Caldwell (1836 - 1847)*
  Betsy Caldwell (1840 - 1847)*
  Henry C. Caldwell (1842 - 1843)*
  Ben Franklin Caldwell (1848 - 1924)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, 119
 
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