Clement, Benjamin S.

Flourished: 1838-03-22 Springfield, Illinois

Alternate name: Clements

Clement arrived in Springfield, Illinois, in October 1836. He became a justice of the peace and, in April 1840, voters elected him Springfield's first mayor under provisions of the new city charter.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 45, 224.