Source: Biographical & Genealogical History Of Wayne, Fayette, Union & Franklin Counties; Vol. 1; Lewis Publishing Co.; 1899
Photo by Brady
Mayor of Richmond, Indiana (Thomas W. Bennett) poses with members of the Richmond Police Department
February 16, 1831 ~ February 2, 1893
Thomas W. Bennett was; a Governor of Idaho, (appointed by President U.S. Grant), A Delegate to the U.S. Congress from Idaho, A General during the Civil War, An Indiana State Senator, Twice the Mayor of Richmond, and a Professor. He practiced law in Richmond & Liberty, Indiana, and was one of the original organizers of the Republican Party.
He was buried at Earlham Cemetery.