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Bennett Seebert Martin

Bennett Seebert Martin, American real estate executive. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1963; Nebraska Builder award University Nebraska, 1963.


  • Martin, Bennett Seebert was born on March 6, 1904 in Oregon, Missouri, United States. Son of Morton R. and Elsa (Bennett) Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1925.


    • Vice-president, director 1st National Bank Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1925-1953. Organizer, president, director Martin Investment Company, Lincoln, 1953-1961. Chairman of the Board Lincoln Terminal Company, from 1943.

      Vice chairman, director Central Telephone & Utilities Company, Lincoln. Director, member Executive Committee First National Bank & Trust Company, Lincoln. Advisory committee St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1962-1963.

      Finance committee U. Nebraska Foundation. Chairman Nebraska Resources Foundation, 1961-1967.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Lincoln City Council, 1955. Member Lincoln Chamber of Commerce (chairman business expansion committee 1960-1963, director, treasurer 1961-1962), Nebraska Association Commerce and Industry (president 1967), Newcomen Society North America, Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Chi. Clubs: Lincoln Country, Lincoln University.


    • Married Dorothy Bridgmon, June 19, 1926. Children: Mary Anne, Bennett T., M. Bruce.
    • father: Morton R. Martin
    • mother: Elsa (Bennett) Martin
    • spouse: Dorothy Bridgmon
    • children: Mary Anne Martin
    • Bennett T. Martin
    • M. Bruce Martin
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    Born March 6, 1904
    Died January 3, 1975
    (aged 70)