Benjamin, Robert S., 1911-1979 Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1911 – 1979 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Benjamin, Robert S., 1911-1979

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Robert S. Benjamin (b.1911 d.1979) held several Board of Trustees' positions across the country. He was an attorney that specialized in the field of motion pictures. He was the co-chairman of Orion Pictures and a former co-chairman of the United Artists Corporation. From 1951-1978, he was associated United Artists and after a dispute with Transamerica Corporation, he created his own company. Along with his experience in the film industry, for many years, he was a member of the law firm Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Balloon. He resigned from the firm in 1978. Benjamin served as a senior adviser to the United States delegation to the United Nationas in 1975. He was an active in Democractic national politics and raised funds for President Kennedy and Johnson's campaigns. In 1969, he served as the vice chairman at Brandeis University for the Board of Trustees, and then in 1977 he became Chairman of the Board of Trustess. His wife Joan also held a long association with the National Women's Committee at Brandeis. After struggling with a brief illness, Benjamin died at the age of 70.