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Edward Hartley Benenson, American real estate company executive. Decorated officer Ordre de Merite, Legion of Merit (France), knight Order St. John of Malta; recipient gold medal Renaissance Francaise, bronze medal City of Paris; Donor-Benenson scholar.


Benenson, Edward Hartley was born on March 27, 1914 in New York City. Son of Robert C. and Nettie Benenson.


Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1934.


Chairman, Benenson & Companychairman, Benenson Funding Corporationchairman, Benenson Investment Corporationchairman, Greenwich Development Corporationchairman, Sedgefield Realty North Carolinachairman, Thomas James Corporationchairman, Arbee Properties of Florida.



Host Hiroshima Maidens, 1955-1956. Chairman Urban-Patron Redevelopment Commission, Stamford, Connecticut, 1957-1958. Member New York City Mayor's Youth Advisory Group, 1956-1958.

Chairman Friends Duke University Museum Art. Board directors Duke Medical Center. Trustee emeritus Duke University.

Board overseers Albert Einstein College Medicine. Trustee, member governing board American Ballet Theatre. Member Republican National Committee.

President YM-YWHA, 1958-1963, now board directors. Donor Benenson Arts awards Duke University. University representative committee Corporation Support for Private Universities.

Member President's Citizens Committee. Donor Benenson Scholar award for Duke University Lieutenant 77th infantry division Army of the United States, 1939-1943. Member Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Grand Camerlingue d'Amerique), Culinary Institute American (co-founder and trustee), Les Amis d'Escoffier Society, Grand Jury Association, Commerce and Industry Association New York, National Board Realtors, International Real Estate Federation (charter), Order of Lafayette, Federation War Veterans (France), Chaine des Rotisseurs (former chairman, Chaine Man of Year award 1991), Conseil d'Honneur, American Society Italian Legions Merit (Cavaliere d'Italia), Les Chevaliers de la Croix de Lorraine, Commanderie de Bordeaux, Reserve Officers Association, Conseil de la Croix du Combattant de l'Europe, Les Vingt-Six Society (founder), Presidents Club, Paris American Club, Wine and Food Society, Century Country Club, Noyac Country Club, Palm Beach Country Club, Southampton Golf Club, Princeton Club, Army-Navy Club.


Son of Robert C. and Nettie B. M. Gladys Steinberg, April 5, 1962. 1 daughter, Lisa; children by previous marriage: Thomas Hartley, James Stuart, Amy Roberta.

Robert C.

Nettie Benenson

Gladys Steinberg