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Chester Benford Lund

Chester Benford Lund, American government official. Recipient Distinguished Alumni Service award, Saint Coud State College, 1965.


  • Lund, Chester Benford was born on April 11, 1901 in St. Paul. Son of Michael and Ida Sophia (Johnson) Lund.

  • Education

    • Graduated from State Teachers College, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1924. Student of University Minnesota.


    • Supt schools, Brandon, Minnesota, 1924-1927. County superintendent schools, Douglas County, Minnesota, 1927-1929. Executive director Douglas County Welfare Board, 1927-1929.

      Faculty State Teachers College, St. Cloud, 1930-1933. Director rural education, 1933-1935. Deputy director Minnesota, National Youth Administration, St. Paul, 1935-1936, deputy director Minnesota, regional director, St. Paul and Chicago, 1936-1939, youth administrator, St. Paul, 1939-1942, regional youth administrator, St. Paul, also Washington, 1942-1943, nat. administrator, Washington, 1943-1944.

      Regional director Social Security Board, Minneapolis, 1944-1948, Community War Services, Minneapolis, 1944-1947. Director field services Federal Security Agency, Washington, 1948-1953. Deputy and director field administrator, Department Health, Edition and Welfare, Washington, since 1953.


    • Author: Voices of Verse, Four Books Series, 1934-1958. (with H. E. Flynn, R. B. McLean) Tick Tock, The Story of Time, review edit., 1957. (with H. E. Flynn) Activities for Minnesota Junior Citizens, 1949, other educational publications.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member governor Minnesota Committee on Rehabilitation, 1939-1941. Member Boy Scout council Lake Region area, 1927-1929, Central area executive council, 1932-1935. Member Minneapolis and St. Paul Federal Business Association (president 1942-1943), Minnesota Policies Association, Minnesota International Association Public Employment Services (technical adviser 1945-1948), Chesterbrook Civic Association (Vice-President), American Academy Sciences, American Society Public Administration, Central Minnesota Education Association (secretary-treasurer 1930-1937), Teachers College Alumni Association (secretary 1930-1937), Teachers Alumni Association (president 1935-1937), Kappa Delta Pi.

    Mason, Kiwanian.


    • Married Dorothy Mary Dietz, June 23, 1938. Children: Dorothy Alice, Chester Benford.
    • father: Michael Lund
    • mother: Ida Sophia (Johnson) Lund
    • spouse: Dorothy Mary Dietz
    • children: Dorothy Alice Lund
    • Chester Benford Lund
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    Born April 11, 1901
    Died April 17, 1965
    (aged 64)