Frank W. Benson Photo

Frank W. Benson

Born: Mar 20, 1858

Death: Apr 14, 1911

Birthplace: San Jose

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Frank W. Benson

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1858
Date of Death : Apr 14, 1911
Birth Place : San Jose

Frank Williamson Benson was an American politician, a Republican, and the 12th Governor of Oregon from 1909 to 1910. A native of California, Benson also served as educator, a land office clerk, and was twice elected as Oregon Secretary of State. From this position he became governor after sitting governor George Earle Chamberlain resigned to become a United States Senator.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as


  • Frank Benson

Spouse


  • Harriet Benson
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