1936 – Born in the USA.
1958-1968 – He was also the general sales manager (Frankfurt, London, Chicago) with the Brunswick Corporation.
1971 – He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal from the Government of Peru and the John Howard Association awarded Bensinger its highest recognition for outstanding service in the field of corrections.
1975 – On the 9th of December, he was nominated as DEA Administrator.
1975-1983 – He represented the United States Attorney General on the six-member Board of Directors of Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (UNICOR), a $300 million government corporation responsible for industry in the Federal Penitentiary System.
1976 – He became Acting Administrator.
1978 – He was a principal delegate to Interpol for the United States, was appointed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to serve on the Executive Committee of this 14,000 member police organization, and was Chairman of its Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Committee.
– He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Chicago Latin School.
1981 – He was general Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Scouts National Law Enforcement Conference.
1990 – He received the John Phillips Award from the Phillips Exeter Academy for Distinguished Public Service.
1991 – In June, he was appointed as Chairman of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
1995 – In July, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Governor’s Association for outstanding service to State Government.
1996 – He served as a conferee and speaker at the White House Conference on Drug Abuse and as a speaker at the National Conference on Gambling in July.
1997 – He was elected a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.