William Benton

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Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Mar 18, 1973 (72)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Mar 18, 1973 (72)

About

U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1949 to 1953 who was also notably a publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica. He also established the Benton Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Before Fame

He was a part of the Zeta Psi fraternity at Yale before working for advertising agencies in New York City and Chicago

Trivia

He assisted the organization of the United Nations before being appointed to the Senate to fill a vacancy.

Family Life

He got married to Helen Hemingway Benton.

Associated With

He beat George W. Bush's grandfather in the 1950 Senate elections.