|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1897|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1980|
Edward was born November 18, 1897 in Little Rock, AR. Edward died March 16, 1979 in New Orleans, LA, at age 81.
BENJAMIN, Edward Bernard, businessman, philanthropist. Born, Little Rock, Ark., November 18, 1897; son of Emanuel V. Benjamin and Rachael Goldsmith. Education: Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, graduated with honors; Harvard University, A. B., magna cum laude, 1918; University of Rochester, Ph. D., 1960. Harvard R.O.T.C., 1917; World War I, army; commander, Callendar-Fleming American Legion Post 23, New Orleans. Married, October 19, 1921, Blanche Sternberger of Greensboro, N. C., daughter, of Emanuel Sternberger, a leading industrialist of Greensboro, N. C., and Bertha Strauss. Children: Edward B., Jr., W. Mente, Jonathan. Began in employ of family interests, 1919.
President: E. V. Benjamin Co., Inc.; Bay Chemical Company; Myles Salt Co.; Maginnis Cotton Mills; Benjamin Minerals, Inc. Founder and president, Starmount Co.; Friendly Center, Inc.; Valley Road Corp.; Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, N. C. Director, Grayson Foundation; president, Benjamin Fund. Director, North Carolina Human Betterment League; Duke University Medical Cancer Center; U. S. Coast Guard Academy, 1969-1971. Visiting committee, Harvard's Departments of Biology and School of Music. Member, export advisory committee, U. S. Department of Commerce, 1946; New Orleans Welfare Committee, 1930-1932. Member, organizing committee, New Orleans Community Chest. National director, Morality in Media. Director, vice president, New Orleans Opera Association. President, Olympic Sailing Association of the Southern Yacht Club; Community Concert Association, New Orleans, 1960-1968. Chairman, organizing committee, first president, Cultural Attractions Fund Greater New Orleans, 1960-1961. Founder Newcomb Nursery School, Metairie Park Country Day School. Founder-trustee (with wife) Sternberger Children's Hospital (later Guilford Welfare Center). Founder Louisiana Land and Royalty Owners Association.
Donor Benjamin Awards for Restful Music at Eastman School of Music and Julliard; commissions for compositions through New Orleans Symphony.
Author: The Larger Liberalism (1918); The Restful in Music (1970); contributor, articles on religion, sociology, economics, music, yachting, horse breeding. Owner Starmount Stable; breeder of Kentucky Derby, Preakness winner, Cannero II.
Clubs: Round Table, Southern Yacht, New Orleans Country, Metairie Country, carnival organizations, New Orleans; Greensboro City, Greensboro County; Turf and Field, Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, New York; Royal Thames Yacht Club, Landsdowne Club, London; Royal Danish Yacht Club, Copenhagen.
Died, New Orleans, March 17, 1980; interred Greensboro, N. C. B.R.O. Sources: Edwin Adams Davis, The Story of Louisiana, Vol. II, (1960); obituary, New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item, March 17, 1980; Who's Who in America, 1978-1979 (Chicago, 1980); Edward Bernard Benjamin, The Larger Liberalism (1918); Edward Bernard Benjamin, The Restful in Music (1970).
Forest Lawn Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section: 15 Lot: 6 Grave: 4
Created by: Jason & Mitzie
Record added: Jul 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28007179
Added: Mar. 8, 2016