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Caleb Bennett

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Caleb Bennett

30th Governor of Delaware
(January 15, 1833 to July 11, 1836)

From Wilmington, Delaware

First individual to be elected to a four year term

Volunteered with the Delaware Regiment

Treasurer of New Castle County 1807

During the War of 1812 he served as major
in the Delaware Militia

Born: November 11, 1758   Died: July 11, 1836

(5th Governor to die in Office)

Wife: Catherine Britton

Children: Samuel, Elizabeth, Caroline, Mary Ann,
Henry, Livina, Joseph, Susan, Charles, William,
Catharine, Edwin, Boadicea

Artist: Thomas Sully (attributed)

Canvas; 28" x 32 1 /2"

Purchased by the State of Delaware, 1926

Collection of Delaware State Museums


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