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Lawyer , real estate development executive

Douglas Philip Bennett, American real estate development executive, lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1977, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia 1977.


Bennett, Douglas Philip was born on February 24, 1942 in White Plains, New York, United States. Son of Philip Chauncy and Anne Blythe Bennett.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1964. Master of Business Administration magna cum laude, American University, 1971. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1975.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to major, resigned, 1970. Congressional assistant United States Congress, Washington, 1971-1972. Executive Firestone Corporation, 1972-1973.

Assistant to secretary United States Department Treasury, 1974-1975. Assistant to president The White House, 1975-1977. Private practice law, 1977-1988.

President Hudson River Partners, since 1989.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1977, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia 1977.


Board visitors United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1977-1980, trustee, 1980-1990. Acting general counsel United States Department Education, Washington, 1981. Member various presidential boards, Washington.

Member Military Order of Carabao, Congressional Country Club, Metropolitan Club Washington, Day Club, Ocean Club Florida.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, skiing, reading, travel.


Married Sandra Seton Benedikt, May 18, 1968. Children: Heather Seton, Douglas Stratton, Robyn Kirsten, Rebecca Blythe, Alexandra Benedikt, Jon Christian. Married Susan Hurley, September 13, 1990.

Philip Chauncy

Anne Blythe Bennett

Sandra Seton Benedikt

Susan Hurley

Robyn Kirsten Bennett

Jon Christian Bennett

Alexandra Benedikt Bennett

Rebecca Blythe Bennett

Heather Seton Bennett

Douglas Stratton Bennett