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Benton, William, 1900-1973

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Personal name headingBenton, William, 1900-1973
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See alsoFounded corporate body of person Benton & Bowles
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Other standard no.Q1385494
Birth date1900-04-01
Death date1973-03-18
Place of birthMinneapolis (Minn.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationUniversity of Chicago
United States. Department of State
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Ambassadors Cabinet officers Advertising executives College administrators
Found inHis A new instrument of U.S. foreign policy, 1946.
Who was Who in America, v. 5: p. 55 (Benton, William; b. April 1, 1900 at Minneapolis; d. Mar. 18, 1973; co-founder and president, Benton & Bowles advertising agency, 1929-1935; chmn., 1938; vice pres., University of Chicago, 1937-43; assistant secretary of state, 1945-47; U.S. senator from Conn., 1949-53)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed Dec. 22, 2017 (Benton, William, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 1, 1900; attended Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, Minn., and Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., in 1917 and 1918; graduated from Yale University in 1921; worked for advertising agencies in New York and Chicago until 1929 and then cofounded his own advertising agency in New York; moved to Norwalk, Conn., in 1932; part-time vice president of the University of Chicago 1937-1945; Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, D.C., August 31, 1945, to September 30, 1947, during which time he was active in organizing the United Nations; member of and delegate to numerous United Nations and international conferences and commissions; chairman of the board and publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica 1943-1973; trustee of several schools and colleges; appointed to the United States Senate, December 17, 1949, and subsequently elected on November 7, 1950, as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Raymond E. Baldwin to the term ending January 3, 1953 and served from December 17, 1949, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for election for the full term in 1952; United States Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris 1963-1968; died in New York City, March 18, 1973; cremated; ashes scattered at family estate, Southport, Conn.)
Stole, Inger L. Advertising America, 2021: PDF page 6 (In 1929, William Benton cofounded Benton and Bowles, which quickly became a major Madison Avenue advertising agency at the forefront of radio advertising)