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 William Burnett Benton

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William Burnett Benton

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 18 Mar 1973 (aged 72)
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 6928467 View Source
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U.S. Senator. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he attended Shattuck Military Academy, Carleton College, (1917-18) and graduated from Yale University in 1921. Becoming successful in advertising, he co-founded his own advertising agency in New York, in 1929 and moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1932. He was vice president of the University of Chicago, (1937-45), Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, D.C., (1945- 47) and was active in organizing the United Nations. In 1949, he was appointed to the United States Senate as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Raymond E. Baldwin, serving until 1953. An unsuccessful candidate for election, he was United States Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, France, (1963-68) and publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica, until his death at age 72 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Nov 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6928467/william-burnett-benton : accessed ), memorial page for William Burnett Benton (1 Apr 1900–18 Mar 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6928467, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.