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Architect , Engineer

William Edward Benson, American architect, engineer. Registered architect, Texas, Okla, Kansas, Illinois, Georgia, structural engineer, Texas.

Background

Benson, William Edward was born on February 25, 1923 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of William Edward and Helen Grace (Johnson) Benson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University Illinois, 1947.

Career

Structural designer George L. Dahl, Architect, Dallas, 1948-1950. Architect Hidell & Decker, 1950-1951. Architect, engineer Lane & Gamble, since 1952, Benson Associates, Inc., Dallas.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Texas, Okla, Kansas, Illinois, Georgia, structural engineer, Texas.

Membership

President Save the Open Space, Dallas, 1976. Vice-chairman Dallas Building Code Board, since 1984. Corporal United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, United States Army Reserve, 1949-1956.

Member American Institute of Architects, Texas Society Architects, Society Military Engineers, American Arbitration Asn., North Dallas Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1960-1964), Numismatics International (president), International Bank Note Society (president), Dallas Geneaology Society (vice president 1992, 93), Lions (president Dallas unit 1977, vice president 1994), Gargoyle Honor Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars (adjunct Post 3988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, lapidary, genealogy.

Connections

Married Wilma Lee Bull, January 31, 1943. Children: William Dixon, Kristin Lee.

father:
William Edward Benson

mother:
Helen Grace (Johnson) Benson

spouse:
Wilma Lee Bull

child:
William Dixon Benson

child:
Kristin Lee Benson