Biography of Henry C. Benedict
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Benedict, Henry Clay, was born on November 10, 1834, in Richfield Springs, N. Y., and is a son of Charles Benedict, who was an attorney, but was not engaged in his profession. H. C. Benedict received his education in Mexico Academy and Oxford Academy, and studied law in the State and National Law School at Ballston, N. V. He was admitted to the bar on examination, at the General Term in Albany, February 3, 1853. He served one year as head clerk for the law Grm of Wheaton & Hadley, in Albany, with whom he had pursued his studies. He then went to New York city with Henry G. Wheaton, of Wheaton & Hadley, to form the firm of Wheaton, Doolittle & Benedict. After about a year's practice in the metropolis he settled in Oswego and opened an office in July, 1854. During his subsequent practice, he has had as partners at different times, Henry F. Davis, A. C. McCarty, and _____ Webb. Mr. Benedict is a Democrat of the radical type, and while he has held no public office, has made his influence felt in local politics. He married on February 11, 1857, Frances C. Downing, of Mexico. They have two children.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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