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Laura Benet
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1884
Fort Hamilton
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1979
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA


Born at Fort Hamilton, New York, on June 1, 1884, Laura Benet was the daughter of Colonel James Walker and Frances Neill Rose Benet. She graduated from the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; received a B.A. degree from Vassar College, 1907; Litt.D degree from Moravian College, Bethelem, Pennsylvania.
She was secretary and assistant book page editor, New York Evening Post, 1927-28; editorial department at the New York Sun, 1928-29; book review editor's assistant and book review substitute, the New York Times, summer of 1930; and a free-lancewriter from 1930 until her death.

She received a medal as an honor poet, National Poetry Center, 1936. Her poems were recorded at the Library of Congress in 1958.

She lived in New York City and died at the age of 86 on February 17, 1979 and was buried with her parents in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Walker Benet (1857 - 1928)
  Frances Rose Benet (1860 - 1940)
 
 Sibling:
  Laura Benet (1884 - 1979)
  Stephen Vincent Benet (1898 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Bernadette Loeffel - At...
Record added: Sep 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15904997
Laura Benet
Added by: Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins
 
Laura Benet
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