John D. Bennett

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John D. Bennett
Member of the New York Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
Preceded by Seymour Halpern
Succeeded by Edward P. Larkin
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 1st district
In office
Preceded by Harold P. Herman
Succeeded by Frank J. Becker
Personal details
Born (1911-06-21)June 21, 1911
Rockville Centre, New York
Died February 1, 2005(2005-02-01) (aged 93)
Greenport, New York
Alma mater Cornell University

John Davison Bennett (June 21, 1911 – February 1, 2005) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born on June 21, 1911, in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, New York, the son of Earl Job Bennett (1878–1965) and Edna (Davison) Bennett (1880–1960). He attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre, and graduated from Cornell Law School in 1935. He married Mildred Schwindt, and they had two children.[1]

Bennett was a member of the New York State Assembly (Nassau Co., 1st D.) from 1938 to 1944, sitting in the 161st, 162nd, 163rd and 164th New York State Legislatures.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1945 to 1953, sitting in the 165th, 166th, 167th and 168th and 169th New York State Legislatures. He resigned his seat in 1953, and on November 3, 1953, was elected as Surrogate of Nassau County.[2]

He was Surrogate of Nassau County from 1954 to 1980; and a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967.

He died on February 1, 2005, at The Shores at Peconic Landing assisted living facility in Greenport, Suffolk County, New York; and was buried at the Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale.


  1. ^ New York Red Book (1950; pg. 54)
  2. ^ LENT TRAILS TICKET, BUT WINS IN NASSAU in the New York Times on November 4, 1953 (subscription required)

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Harold P. Herman
New York State Assembly
Nassau County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Frank J. Becker
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Seymour Halpern
New York State Senate
2nd District

Succeeded by
Edward P. Larkin