Benjamin F. Shively
Benjamin Franklin Shively
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1909 – March 14, 1916
|Preceded by||James A. Hemenway|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Taggart|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 13th district
December 1, 1884 – March 3, 1885
|Preceded by||William H. Calkins|
|Succeeded by||George Ford|
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||George Ford|
|Succeeded by||Charles G. Conn|
|Born||March 20, 1857|
|Died||March 14, 1916 (aged 58)|
|Political party||National Anti-Monopolist, Democrat|
|Alma mater||Northern Indiana Normal School|
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Born near Osceola, Indiana, attended the common schools and the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso. He taught school from 1874 to 1880, engaged in journalism from 1880 to 1884, and was secretary of the National Anti-Monopoly Association in 1883. In 1884 he was president of the board of Indiana University and was elected as a National Anti-Monopolist to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Calkins, serving from December 1, 1884, to March 3, 1885.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses, serving from March 4, 1887, to March 4, 1893; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1892, and resumed the practice of law in South Bend. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1896, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; in 1909 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, was reelected in 1914 and served from March 4, 1909, until his death. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Pacific Railroads (Sixty-second Congress) and a member of the Committee on Pensions (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses).
- United States Congress. "Benjamin F. Shively (id: S000371)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Benjamin F. Shively, late a representative from Indiana, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1917