I. Ben·ton1 (bĕnʹtən), Thomas Hart. Called “Old Bullion.” 1782-1858.
American legislator. A U.S. senator (1821-1851) and representative (1853-1855) from Missouri, he staunchly opposed the use of paper currency.II. Benton2, Thomas Hart. 1889-1975.American artist whose paintings and murals, such as The History of Missouri, were executed in a flat, realistic style known as regionalism and portrayed life in the Midwest and South.
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