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Philip Adolphus Benson

Philip Adolphus Benson, American banker. Member of Banking Board of the State of New York, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Chamber of Commerce of State of New York, Downtown Brooklyn Association (Vice-President), Holland Society, Sons of the Revolution, Delta Sigma Pi.; Member Reformed Church.

Background

  • Benson, Philip Adolphus was born on December 17, 1881 in New York City. Son of Edward Adolphus and Georgianna (Whann) Benson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Commercial Science, New York University, 1911. Certified public accountant, New York, 1911.

    Career

    • Began as office boy Phenix Insurance Company of Brooklyn, 1895. With Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, 1896-1906, Realty Associates of Brooklyn, 1906-1917. With The Dime Savings Bk. of Brooklyn as assistant secretary, later secretary and treasurer until 1932, president since 1932.

      Trustee Title Guarantee & Trust Company, Kings Company Trust Company, Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company. Director Abraham & Straus, Inc., Commonwealth Insurance Company of New York, North British & Mercantile Insurance Company, Brooklyn Garden Apts. (treasurer), Savings Bank Trust Company, Institutional Securities Corporation.

      Past president American Bankers Association. Trustee Provident Loan Society of New York Director Brooklyn and Queens Young Men’s Christian Association. Trustee the Young Women's Christian Association.

      Member board mgrs. Seamen’s Branch Young Men’s Christian Association. President Railroad Security Owners Association Trustee Long Island College of Medicine, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Member Council New York University, National Association Mutual Savings Banks (president 1933-1934), Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (director).

      President of the board directors Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn. Director Stony Brook Assembly (Stony Brook School). Chairman Appeal Board Selective Service, 1941-1946.

    Works

    • Author: Real Estate Principles and Practices (with Nelson L. North), 1922.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of Banking Board of the State of New York, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Chamber of Commerce of State of New York, Downtown Brooklyn Association (Vice-President), Holland Society, Sons of the Revolution, Delta Sigma Pi. Member Reformed Church. Clubs: Bankers, Montauk (Brooklyn), Sea Cliff Yacht.

    Connections

    • Married Louise A. Melville, September 23, 1911. Children: William Melville, Robert Elliot, Philip Adolphus, Evelyn.
    • father: Edward Adolphus Benson
    • mother: Georgianna (Whann) Benson
    • spouse: Louise A. Melville
    • children: William Melville Benson
    • Robert Elliot Benson
    • Philip Adolphus Benson
    • Evelyn Benson
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    Born December 17, 1881
    Died October 16, 1946
    (aged 64)
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