Page 463, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


George J. Benson, of the firm of Kramer & Benson, one of the leading law firms of Butler county, located at El Dorado, is the second son of William F. and Margaret Benson, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. George J. Benson was born October 27, 1883, in Chelsea township, Butler county, Kansas. He attended country school until prepared for high school and then entered the El Dorado High School and was graduated in the class of 1903. He graduated from the law department of Kansas University with a degree of L. L. B. in 1906, and passed the State bar examination and was admitted to the bar in June, 1906. Mr. Benson began the practice of law in El Dorado July 1, 1906, associated with T. A. Kramer, and later became a partner under the firm name of Kramer & Benson.

Mr. Benson was married June 1, 1910, to Miss Mabel Sinclair, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hector Sinclair, of El Dorado, Kans. (a sketch of Mr. Sinclair appears in this volume). To Mr. and Mrs. Benson has been born one child, George Sinclair Benson, Jr., born December 2, 1911. Mr. Benson was elected county attorney of Butler county on the Democratic ticket in November, 1913, and served one term in a capable and satisfactory manner.

Mr. Benson is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and the Phi Delta Phi. He is a Democrat and has taken a prominent part in promoting the welfare of his party in this ounty,[sic] and has been chairman and secretary of the Democratic county central committee. He is a capable lawyer and an untiring student of the intricacies of the law, and his courteous and genial manner has won many friends.

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