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Herbert Allen Benson

architect.

Herbert Allen Benson, American architect. Mason (Shriner).; Club: Colonial Country of New Orleans.

Background

Benson, Herbert Allen was born on September 1, 1888 in New Orleans. Son of John Batiste and Rosalie Olivia (Leininger) Benson.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

1 daughter, Jesselyn Rose (Mistress Samuel Zurik). With Emile Weil, 1902-1933, vice president, 1920-1933. Private architectural practice, New Orleans, since 1933.

Vice president Central Savings & Homestead Association Commander Office Civilian Defense, World World War II. Chairman of the Board New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association, The Sugar Bowl, since 1940. Member Vieux Carre Commission, 1928-1952.

Vice president of the board Upper Pontalba Commission, 1939-1949. Member National Housing Advisory Committee 1946-1949. Director Magnolia School, 1940-1955.

Membership

Mason (Shriner).; Club: Colonial Country of New Orleans.

Connections

Married Lena Cohen, June 12, 1913.

father:
John Batiste Benson

mother:
Rosalie Olivia (Leininger) Benson

spouse:
Lena Cohen