1908 – Born on the 16th of January in New York City.
1928 – He graduated from Pomona College.
1929 – He received his M.A. from the University of Illinois.
1947-1969 – Served as the 1st President of Claremont McKenna College.
1969 – Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs under President Nixon.
1975-1982 – Published a trilogy on ethics in American life: Amoral America, Political Corruption in America, and Business Ethics in America.
1978-1996 – Chaired all campaigns of Congressman David Dreier.
1999 – Dr. Benson died in Claremont on 22nd of March.