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Benjamin Knight
Member of the California Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887
Succeeded by Archibald Yell
Personal details
Born (1836-10-16)October 16, 1836
Mansfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Died June 2, 1905(1905-06-02) (aged 68)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lydia A. Killey
Children 3
Military service
Branch/service  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Benjamin Knight (October 16, 1836 - June 2, 1905) served in the California State Senate for the 6th district from 1883 to 1887. During the American Civil War, he joined Company I, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment of the Union Army, and served twenty-one months, where he became a corporal.

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