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Benjamin Arthur Trustman, lawyer. Leading collector works of Honoré Daumier. Recipient National Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964; Benjamin A. Trustman Apartments dedicated by Brookline Housing Authority, 1975.


Trustman, Benjamin Arthur was born on June 14, 1902. Son of Israel and Pessie (Rubin) Trustman.


AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1922. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1925. Doctor of Science (honorary), Lowell College, 1964.

Fellow, Brandeis University.


Associate Nutter, McClennen & Fish (and predecessor), Boston, 1925-1934, member firm, 1934-1977. Past director Wm. Filene's Sons Company, Shawmut Corporation, Shawmut Bank of Boston N.A.


  • Leading collector works of Honoré Daumier.


Former honorary life director Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation. Former member corporation Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation. Former trustee Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, Florida.

Former director John F. Kennedy Center Performing Arts, Washington. Honorary life member, patron board visitors department prints and drawings, life overseer, donor Prints and Drawings Gallery, Boston Museum Fine Arts. Donor Daumier Print Department Brandeis University.

Former elective town moderator, Brookline, Massachusetts. Donor Trustman Art Gallery and Trustman travelling fellowships, Simmons College, Boston. Past chairman Brookline Housing Authority.

Past member national advisory council American Association Jewish Education. Past member advisory council Lincoln Filene Center Law in Social Studies Project, Tufts University. Former director United Community Services Metropolitan Boston.

Founder Trustman Travelling Fellowships Harvard University, donor Trustman Scholarship Fund, Harvard Law School. Life trustee, past president Hebrew College, Boston. Donor Trustman Lecture Hall, John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University.

Life trustee, past chairman board managers, past president Combined Jewish Philanthropies Greater Boston. Life trustee, past chairman board managers, former vice president, donor, board directors meeting room Beth Israel Hospital Association, Boston. Founding member Massachusetts Council Arts and Humanities.

Past member board visitors Lowell College. Member Harvard University Law School Association (life), American, Massachusetts, Florida Boston bar associations, American Law Institute (life), American Jewish History Society (patron, life), National Phi Beta Kappa Associates (life), Phi Beta Kappa (Harvard Alpha chapter). Clubs: Miami Shores Country.

Harvard (Miami) (director).


Married Julia Bertha Myerson, July 31, 1927. Children: Alan Robert, Phyllis Anne (Mistress Robert W. Gelfman).

Israel Trustman

Pessie (Rubin) Trustman

Julia Bertha Myerson

Alan Robert Trustman

Phyllis Anne Trustman (Mistress Robert W. Gelfman)