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Lawyer

Lawrence Kern Benson, American lawyer. Fellow American Bar Foundation; member American, Louisiana, New Orleans bar associations, Association Bar City New York, American Law Institute, Order Coif, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, American Judicature Society, Indiana Petroleum Association American, Bartolus Society, Association Henri Capitant, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Benson, Lawrence Kern was born on January 19, 1906 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. Son of George William and Lotta Emma (Tannehill) Benson.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Tulane University, 1927.

Career

Bar: Louisiana bar 1927, Texas bar 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1964. Private practice law, Hammond, Louisiana, 1927-1929. Associate firm Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood, Houston, 1929.

Associate firm Milling, Benson, Woodward, Hillyer, Pierson & Miller (and predecessors), New Orleans, 1929-1935, partner, from 1936. Professor of law Tulane University, 1962-1964. Secretary-treasurer, past president Atchafalaya Land Corporation.

Advisory director Louisiana Land and Exploration Company. Member civil law section, advising committee mineral law project Louisiana Law Institute, 1963-1974. Vice chairman Louisiana Advisory Commision on Coastal and Marine Resources, 1971-1973.

Member Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council, 1974-1977. Chairman Continuous Revision Committee Mineral Code Louisiana Law Institute, 1977-1981. Board visitors St. Martin’s Protestant Episcopal School.

Member Public Affairs Research Council, Council for Better Louisiana, Metropolitan Area Committee, New Orleans.

Membership

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American, Louisiana, New Orleans bar associations, Association Bar City New York, American Law Institute, Order Coif, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, American Judicature Society, Indiana Petroleum Association American, Bartolus Society, Association Henri Capitant, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Boston (New Orleans), Petroleum (New Orleans), Plimsoll (New Orleans), New Orleans Country (New Orleans).

Connections

Married Adele Foster, August 24, 1933. Children: Lawrence Kern, Robert George.

father:
George William Benson

mother:
Lotta Emma (Tannehill) Benson

spouse:
Adele Foster

children:
Robert George Benson

Lawrence Kern Benson