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Charles Everett Benson

Charles Everett Benson, American microbiology educator. Recipient Dist award of merit, Boy Scouts of America, 2001, Silver Beaver, 2002, Woodbadge, 2002; scholar University Pennsylvania School Medicine, 1972-1975.


  • Benson, Charles Everett was born on December 15, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Prue Junior and Virginia Elizabeth (Zindorf) Benson.

  • Education

    • AB, Franklin College, 1960. Master of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University, 1969.

      Master of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1985.


    • Teacher Dayton Public Schools, 1960-1961. Research assistant Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, 1963-1965. Assistant professor University Pennsylvania School Allied Medical Professions, Philadelphia, 1975-1980.

      Associate professor University Pennsylvania School Veterinary Medicine, 1980-1988, professor, since 1988, chairman department clinical studies Kennett Square, 1989-1994, chief Clinical Veterinary Microbiology, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: physical fitness, reading, carpentry and home repair, creative writing.


    • Author/co-author research papers in field.


    President Haddonfield (New Jersey) Republican Party, 1982-1985, president Haddonfield Friends of the Library., 1986-1990. Chairman Haddonfield United Methodist Church Nursery School Committee, 1980-1988. Cubmaster Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts American, Haddonfield, 1985-1989, Chairman troop committee since 1989.

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology (fellowship 1969), Society for General Microbiology, New York Academy of Sciences, United States Animal Health Association, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Lions Club, Sigma Chi Alpha.



    Avocations: physical fitness, reading, carpentry and home repair, creative writing.


    • Married Gail Elizabeth Smith, June 5, 1960. Children: Deborah Elizabeth, Charles Nathaniel.
    • father: Charles Prue Benson Junior
    • mother: Virginia Elizabeth (Zindorf) Benson
    • spouse: Gail Elizabeth Smith
    • children: Deborah Elizabeth Benson
    • Charles Nathaniel Benson
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    Born December 15, 1937
    • 1960
      Franklin College
    • 1963
      Miami University
    • 1969
      Wake Forest University
    • 1985
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1960 - 1961
      Teacher, Dayton Public Schools
    • 1963 - 1965
      research assistant, Miami Valley Hospital
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      assistant, professor University Pennsylvania School Allied Medical Professions
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1997
      associate, professor University Pennsylvania School Veterinary Medicine
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