Benton County
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BENJAMIN B. GILBERT

House, 81st and 83rd General Assemblies, 1959-61 & 1963-65; representing Benton and Decatur counties in 81st and Benton, Houston and Stewart counties in 83rd; Democrat. Born in Benton County on 19 January 1907; son of James Tolbert and Dora (McMackin) Stigall Hollingsworth. Attended Lambuth College, Jackson, Madison County, TN. Married Mary Lester, no children. Employed several years by U.S. Department of the Interior; by Kaiser Co.; by Aluminum Company of America as construction foreman and superintendent of outfitting and chief inspector; at time of death was employed as assistant fire marshal in Tenn. Department of Insurance and Banking. Justice of the peace and member of Benton County Court for six years; member of planning commission for Camden, Benton County; on water and sewer commission of Camden nine years; served on several building commissions for county; delegate to Tennessee Constitutional Convention in 1965; one of the instigators of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park; member of United Methodist Church; Tenn. Conservation League; Camden Sportsman Club. Died at Nashville, Davidson County, TN on 8 July 1969; buried in Camden City Cemetery, Camden, TN.

Biographical Directory Tennessee General Assembly 1796-1969 Preliminiary No 13 Page 7

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