Benedict was born in Boonville, Missouri in 1878 and moved with his parents to Los Angeles, California in 1888. He attended grammar and high school in Los Angeles and then went on to attend the University of Southern California College of Law in Los Angeles, California. Benedict was admitted to the bar in 1910 and began practicing law in Los Angeles, California.
A Republican, Benedict was elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William D. Stephens (November 7, 1916 – March 3, 1917). He was nominated by the Progressive Party for the Sixty-fifth Congress but withdrew in favor of the Republican nominee.
Throughout his political career, Benedict continued to practice law and also engaged in banking. He served as member of the California State Board of Control from 1919 to 1921 and as a member of the California State Railroad Commission from 1921 to 1923.
- United States Congress. "Henry S. Benedict (id: B000359)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Henry S. Benedict at Find a Grave
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