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Einar William Benson

hotel executive.

Einar William Benson, American hotel executive.


Benson, Einar William was born on December 6, 1901 in Norway, Michigan, United States. Son of John Hjalmar and Anne (Armlie) Benson.


Graduate Walton School Commerce, Chicago, 1923.


February 1943); children—Richard William, John Alden, James Hoover. Married second, Ann Rudy, May 21, 1953. With Drake, Blackstone hotels, Chicago, 1921-1927.

With Horwath & Horwath, hotel accountants, hotel management consultant, Chicago, 1927-1931. Manager Oliver Hotel, South Bend, Indiana, 1931-1933. Proprietor Francis Hotel, Kokomo, Indiana, 1933-1939, Hotel Riley, Indianapolis, 1937-1948, Hotel Washington, Indianapolis, since 1939, Hotel Leamington, Minneapolis, since 1941.

Park-Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, 1945-1949, Voltair Apts., Hollywood, California, 1947-1948, Hotel North Park, Chicago, since 1948. President Benson Hotel Corporation of Minnesota, Delaware and Indiana.


Member of the United States, Indiana, Indianapolis, Minneapolis C.’s of Commerce., American, Indiana, Minnesota (president), Minneapolis (director, past president), Chicago Residential, Greater Chicago hotel associations, Chicago Association Commerce, Indianapolis (director), Chicago convention bureaus, Downtown Council of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Aquatennial Association Christian Scientist. Club: Executives (Chicago.


Married Virginia Cecelia James, July 23, 1924 (deceased.; married second, Ann Rudy, May 21, 1953. Children: Richard William, John Alden, James Hoover.

John Hjalmar Benson

Anne (Armlie) Benson

Virginia Cecelia James

Ann Rudy

Richard William Benson

John Alden Benson

James Hoover Benson