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Herbert Allen Benson

Herbert Allen Benson, American architect. Mason (Shriner).; Club: Colonial Country of New Orleans.


  • Benson, Herbert Allen was born on September 1, 1888 in New Orleans. Son of John Batiste and Rosalie Olivia (Leininger) Benson.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools.


    • 1 daughter, Jesselyn Rose (Mistress Samuel Zurik). With Emile Weil, 1902-1933, vice president, 1920-1933. Private architectural practice, New Orleans, since 1933.

      Vice president Central Savings & Homestead Association Commander Office Civilian Defense, World World War II. Chairman of the Board New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association, The Sugar Bowl, since 1940. Member Vieux Carre Commission, 1928-1952.

      Vice president of the board Upper Pontalba Commission, 1939-1949. Member National Housing Advisory Committee 1946-1949. Director Magnolia School, 1940-1955.


    Mason (Shriner).; Club: Colonial Country of New Orleans.


    • Married Lena Cohen, June 12, 1913.
    • father: John Batiste Benson
    • mother: Rosalie Olivia (Leininger) Benson
    • spouse: Lena Cohen
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    Born September 1, 1888