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Benjamin Le Fevre
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Born: October 8, 1838(1838-10-08)
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Died: March 7, 1922 (aged 83)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Rank: Brevet Brigadier General
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Unit: 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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Benjamin Le Fevre (October 8, 1838 – March 7, 1922) was a nineteenth century politician from Ohio.


Born near Maplewood, Ohio, Le Fevre attended Miami University in 1858 and 1859 and studied law in Sidney, Ohio. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, serving until the end of the war, being mustered out as major of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and a brevetted brigadier general. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1865, was nominated a Democrat for Secretary of State of Ohio in 1866 and was United States consul in Nuremberg, Bavaria from 1867 to 1869. Le Fevre was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1887, not being a candidate for renomination in 1886. Afterwards, he was a mail contract agent for the Erie Railroad, had retired from political activities and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Salem Township, Ohio.

Le Fevre died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 7, 1922 and was interned in Glen Cemetery in Salem Township.

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