Thursday, October 25, 2012
Mr. Benjamin was a well-known author and lecturer in the Tax and Estate Planning fields. He was elected President of what is now known as the American College of Trust and Estate Law (previously, the American College of Probate Counsel), and was the first elected-President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He was elected to the Councils of both the American Bar Association Tax Section and its Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section, and was one of the only persons to serve on both at the same time. He was a member of the American Law Institute, and of a number other national legal organizations.
Mr. Benjamin is survived by his dearly-beloved wife, the former Adelaide Wisdom, their four children: Edward Wisdom Benjamin, (his wife, the former Helaine Higgins, and their children.