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date: 24 August 2019

Benson, Egbertlocked

(21 June 1746–24 August 1833)
  • Donald Roper

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Benson, Egbert (21 June 1746–24 August 1833), jurist and founding father, was born in New York City, the son of Robert Benson and Catherine Van Borsum. After graduating from King’s College (now Columbia) in 1765, Benson served his legal clerkship in the New York City office of the revolutionary leader ...

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