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William Benton
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Birth Date:April 1, 1900
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:March 18, 1973

Occupation:US Politician

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William Benton

Biography:William Benton (April 1, 1900 - March 18, 1973) was a U.S. senator from Connecticut (1949-1953) and publisher of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1943-1973).

Benton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was educated at Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, Minnesota, and Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota until 1918, at which point he matriculated at Yale University, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity. He graduated in 1921 and began work for advertising agencies in New York and Chicago until 1929, after which he co-founded his own advertising agency in New York. He moved to Norwalk, Connecticut in 1932, and served as the part-time vice president of the University of Chicago from 1937 to 1945. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of State and held the position from 31 August 1945 to 30 September 1947, during which time he was active in organizing the United Nations. He was appointed to the United States Senate on 17 December 1949 and subsequently elected on 7 November 1950 as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Raymond E. Baldwin to the term ending 3 January 1953; he defeated Prescott Sheldon Bush, father of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush. However, he lost in an election for the full term in 1952. He was appointed United States Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris and served from 1963 to 1968. For much of his life, from 1943 to his death, he was chairman of the board and publisher of the Encyclopædia Britannica, was a member of and delegate to numerous United Nations and international conferences and commissions, and trustee of several schools and colleges. He died in New York City on March 18, 1973.

Chinese Horoscope for William Benton
Includes characteristics and Vices
William Benton's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 31, 1900 - February 18, 1901
Birthday: April 1, 1900

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

William Benton's Personality Tarot Card The Devil - Personality Card

Birthday: April 1, 1900

Inhibitions, blocks and fears which, once removed, release positive energy.

William Benton's Character Tarot Card The Lovers - Character Card

Birthday: April 1, 1900

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

William Benton's Growth Tarot Card The Tower

Birthday: April 1, 2018

Rigid or imprisioning structures need to be torn down and replaced with the new.




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