American newspaper editor and author
1871 – Born on the 6th of November in Plainfield, Michigan.
1899 – Married Mary Hugh in Windsor, Ontario on 19th of November and had four children.
1916 – He ran for President as the Socialist Party of America candidate.
Managing editor of the Detroit Journal, the Detroit Times, and the Washington Times.
Wrote Socialism Made Plain (1904), The Usurped Power of the Courts (1911), The Growing Grocery Bill (1912), The Truth about Socialism (1913), Our Dishonest Constitution (1914), A Way to Prevent War (1915), Inviting War to America (1916), The New Henry Ford (1923), The Story of Geology (1927), Daniel Webster (1929).
1940 – Benson died in Yonkers, New York, on 19th of August.