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Chester Benford Lund

government official.

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.


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.


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.

Michael Lund

Ida Sophia (Johnson) Lund

Dorothy Mary Dietz

Dorothy Alice Lund

Chester Benford Lund