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Benson, William Shepherdlocked

(25 September 1855–20 May 1932)
  • Mark Russell Shulman

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Benson, William Shepherd (25 September 1855–20 May 1932), naval officer, was born in Bibb County, Georgia, the son of Richard Aaron Benson and Catherine Elizabeth Brewer, planters. Benson was one of the first men from the Reconstruction South to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating forty-third in a class of forty-six in 1877. After first serving on the ...

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