W.H. Van Benschoten (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

W.H. Van Benschoten

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows lawyer W. H. Van Benschoten who defended ex-President Teddy Roosevelt in a libel trial in Syracuse, New York in April 1915. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.18877

Call Number: LC-B2- 3447-2


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 29/Jun/2012 18:23:10

    William Henry Van Benschoten; wrote a pamphlet about "How to Raise Poultry on a Large Scale" (1880): archive.org/details/howtoraisepoultr00vanb

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    • 04/Jul/2012 22:17:53

    That's probably his father, since this fellow was only 8 in 1880: In April, 1915, Van Benschoten was defending ex-President Teddy Roosevelt in Syracuse, NY in a libel trial brought against Roosevelt by William Barnes, newspaper publisher and ex-chairman of the Republican party. Opening argurments were April 20, 1915. query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50C13FE385C13738... Roosevelt won the following month: "ROOSEVELT WINS; BURNS SWITCHED; "You Eleven Men Are Right, I'm Wrong," Barnes Juror Admitted After 42 1/2 Hours. COLONEL DEEPLY AFFECTED Assembles Jurors After Verdict, Addresses Them, and Invites Them to Sagamore Hill. BARNES TO TAKE APPEAL Not a Corrupt Boss, Despite Verdict, He Declares -- Ivins Attacks Court's Rulings. ROOSEVELT WINS; BURNS SWITCHED" query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A04EED61439EF32A... A short biographical sketch from Republicans of New York (With picture) archive.org/stream/republicansofnew00publ#page/n5/mode/2up Lawyer. 31 Nassau St.. res. 255 W. 92nd St.. ,N.Y.C. b. Addison, N. Y., Jan. 15, '72. Ed. Syracuse Univ. and Albany Law School, A.B., A.M., LL.B. Chief clerk in office of Atty. General. N. Y. State, '96-'97. First voted '93. Mem. West Side Rep. Club, Bar Ass'n.

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 05/Jul/2012 00:28:34

    Once again, artolog has the far more likely identification! (But I still like the father's pamphlet title.)

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    • 05/Jul/2012 04:22:59

    Yes, it has a kind of "The Chicken That Devoured Cleveland" feeling.

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    Arden (LOC P&P)

    • 05/Jul/2012 18:17:21

    artolog: It looks like this is a probable identification of Van Benschoten. We will add more details to the record when we update.

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    • 08/Dec/2013 00:30:13

    William Henry, b. Jan. 15, 1872, at Addison, N.Y. 251. III. WILLIAM HENRY V.B. married on Sep. 21, 1898, Harriet E. Paddock, b. Feb. 16, 1874, dau. of William Henry and Charlotte (Turner) Paddock of Albany, N.Y. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and of the Albany Law School; is now a lawyer in New York city. He is a member of the Holland Society. Children: 255. I. Catherine, b. Jan. 8, 1900. 256. II. William Henry, Jr., b. Aug. 9, 1901. The above was taken from the book "Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America A Genealogy and Brief History" by William Henry Van Benschoten (born 1851) published: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A. V. Haight Co., 1907 babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?num=1&u=1&seq=23&... He appears on page 159 of the book.