Charles Benter Edit Profile
Educational public schools, New York City. Honorary Doctor of Music from Columbus University, 1929.
Martha. Enlisted as apprentice boy musician in the United States Navy, March 20, 1905. Made bandmaster at 19. Organized Navy Band, 1919, and since its leader.
Went to Alaska with President Harding, 1923. Promoted to Lieutenant United States Navy, March 1925, commissioned Lieutenant United States Navy by Act of Congress, 1935 (1st musician to attain officer’s rank in music branch of the Navy). Founder, officer in charge United States Navy School of Music.
Retired January 1, 1942, after 37 years service. Appointed director Metropolitan Police Department Band, 1943. Various decoration for services in Cuba, Vera Cruz, World War, and for “good conduct.”.
Clubs: National Press.
Married Anna Matilda Benter, June 16, 1916.