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Edward John Benchik Edit Profile

also known as Jack Benchik

columnist , Engineer , executive , Geologist

Edward John Benchik, American Engineer, columnist, geologist ( govt: executive admin.comm. mediasci: physical)engineer, geologist, columnist. Recipient Zone Chairman award Greater Cleveland council Boy Scouts American, 1976, chairman Northern Indiana Chapter; Apollo Achievement award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969; named honorary Kentucky Colonel.


Benchik, Edward John was born on May 25, 1938 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Son of Edward Andre and Betty Jane (Bowen) Benchik.


Bachelor of Science in Geology, University Notre Dame, 1959. Postgrad in Law, University Notre Dame, 1972—1973. Master of Science in Engineering, Long Island University, 1971.


Registered instructor National SafetyCouncil. Geologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo Project, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, 1968-1971. Engineering manager Facilities Development Corporation, 1971-1972.

Member of staff U. Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1972-1973. Safety engineer Travelers Insurance Company, Cleveland, 1973-1977. Consultant Safety Engineering Resources, Inc., South Bend, 1977-1982.

Safety director, risk manager City of South Bend (Indiana), 1980-1985;industrial engineer United States Defense Logistics Agency, South Bend, 1985-1989. General engineer Defense Contract Administrative Superior vena cava syndrome Region, Chicago, 1989. Mechanic engineer Defense Contract Management Command, South Bend, 1989-1991.

District engineer, North Control District, 1991^. Columnist, philatelic writer Cleveland Press, 1975-1980. Past president, treasurer City of South Bend Traffic Commission.

Philatelic advisor U. Notre Dame. Designer seal and coat-of-arms Portage Township, Indiana.


  • Certified instructor National Safety Council.


President, treasurer South Bend Traffic Commission. Philatelic advisor University Notre Dame. Designer seal, coat-arms Portage Township, Indiana.

Fellow: AM. College Heraldry (captain general-of-arms). Member: Czechoslovak Philantelic Society, Slovak Stamp Society, South Bend Chamber of Commerce (chairman safety section 1977-1979, member, National Eagle Scout Association), American Philatelic Society (life), University Notre Dame Band Alumni Association (president), American Society Safety Engrs (president Michiana section), Collectors Club, Elks Club.


Married Rosemary Cecelia Boughal, July 4, 1964. Children: Edward Patrick, Jacquelyn Rosemary, Marilyn Cecelia.

Edward Andre Benchik

Betty Jane (Bowen) Benchik

Rosemary Cecelia Boughal

Edward Patrick Benchik

Jacquelyn Rosemary Benchik

Marilyn Cecelia Benchik