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James Carl Benson

James Carl Benson was American accountant. Certified Public Accountant California. Scholar Sloan, University Minnesota.


  • Benson, James Carl was born on August 24, 1935 in Minneapolis. Son of Fritz L. and Annie C. (Nordstrom) Benson.

  • Education

    • Bulletin Board System with distinction, University Minnesota, 1960.


    • Intern Greyhound Company, 1959, Haskins & Sells, 1960. With Arthur Andersen & Company, San Francisco, Brussels, San Jose, 1960—1970, partner, 1970—1994. Retired, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant California.


    President Trinity Lutheran Church, Oakland, California, 1966. Board directors West Valley Aquatic Team, 1978-1980, president, 1979-1980. Board directors Family Services Association, 1980-1981, Alexian Brothers of San Jose Hospital Foundation, 1977-1982, president 1981-1982.

    Trustee Alexian Brothers of San Jose Hospital, 1982-1994, chairman board trustees, 1991-1994. Trustee Alexian Brothers Health System, since 1994., chairman finance and compensation committees.

    Member planning and allocations committee United Way of Santa Clara County, 1981-1982. Member council Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1977-1979, 83-87, president, 1986-1987. Board directors San Jose Opera Association, 1985087, San Jose Museum of Art, 1987089, vice president, 1988-1989.

    Finance committee, board trustees Sunnyview Manor Lutheran Home, 1991-1994. President Sigma Nu Holding Association Minneapolis, 1995-1997. Member of California Certified Public Accountant Society, National Association Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alliance Francaise of Saratoga (treasurer), American Men's Club (Brussels), Kiwanis (board directors West Valley chapter), Sigma Nu (president 1959-1960), Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi.


    • Married Ruth Ann Backlin, September 10, 1960. 1 child: Emily Ruthann.
    • father: Fritz L. Benson
    • mother: Annie C. (Nordstrom) Benson
    • spouse: Ruth Ann Backlin
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    Born August 24, 1935
    • 1960
      University Minnesota
    • 1959
      Intern, Greyhound Company
    • 1960 - 1970
      with Arthur Andersen & Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1960
      Intern, Greyhound Company
    • 1994