Benoni S. Fuller

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Benoni Fuller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byWilliam E. Niblack
Succeeded byWilliam Heilman
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the ? district
In office
Personal details
Born(1825-11-13)November 13, 1825
DiedApril 14, 1903(1903-04-14) (aged 77)
Boonville, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Benoni Stinson Fuller (November 13, 1825 – April 14, 1903) was an American educator and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1875 to 1879.


Born near Boonville, Indiana, Fuller attended the common schools, and later taught school in Warrick County. He became sheriff of Warrick County in 1856 and 1858. He served in the Indiana Senate in 1862, 1870, and 1872, and served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives 1866-1868.


Fuller was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878.

Later career and death

He then engaged in agricultural pursuits in Warrick County. He died in Boonville, Indiana, April 14, 1903. He was interred in Old Boonville Cemetery.

Electoral history

General election 1874[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benoni S. Fuller 12,864 50.7
Republican Heilman 12,527 49.3
General election 1876[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benoni S. Fuller 14,727 50.6
Republican C. A. Debruler 13,158 45.2


  1. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 630
  2. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 634
  • United States Congress. "Benoni S. Fuller (id: F000406)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by