|Charles B. Benenson|
|Born||January 30, 1913|
|Died||February 22, 2004
Palm Beach, Florida
|Occupation||real estate investor|
|Known for||president of Benenson Realty Co|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Cullman Freedman (divorced)
Jane Garcy Stein (until death)
|Partner(s)||Peggy A. Lipson Coudert|
|Children||with Cullman Freedman:
--Bruce William Benenson
with Lipson Coudert:
Benenson Realty Co. was founded by his father Benjamin Benenson in 1905 and grew into an industry leader under his guidance, until his death in 1938. The younger Benenson began his career in 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression through which the company survived due to their lucrative lease with The Horn & Hardart automat at 31st and Broadway. He ran the company until his death in 2004.
Benenson was a philanthropist and political donor. His efforts and views landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents. He was a founding member of the Association for a Better New York, the Realty Foundation, the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council, the New York Junior Tennis League, the I Have a Dream Program, and the Museum of African Art. He was also a major collector of African art, and upon his death left much of his collection to the Yale University Art Gallery.
In 1942, he married his first wife, Dorothy (née Cullman) with whom he had two children: Bruce William Benenson and Frederick Benenson. They later divorced. His second marriage was to Peggy A. (née Lipson) Coudert. Charles and Peggy had one son, Lawrence B. Benenson.  His third wife was Jane (née Garcy) Stein. His funeral was held at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
- Real Estate Weekly: "Great Real Estate Families" August 20, 2005
- New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths BENENSON, CHARLES B." February 25, 2004
- Yale Alumni Magazine: "Objects of Desire - Charlie Benenson ’33, who amassed one of the world’s finest private collections of African art, also helped discover American artists such as Saul Steinberg and Red Grooms. Virtually all of his extraordinary collection is coming to Yale." by Kathrin Lassila September/October 2004
- New York Times: "Dorothy Cullman, 91, Dies; Patron of City Institutions" by DENNIS HEVESI April 8, 2009
- New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths COUDERT, PEGGY A. (NEE LIPSON)" March 25, 2003
- Legacy.com: "JANE BENENSON Obituary" Published in The New York Times on January 3, 2014
- Staff report (June 28, 1973). Lists of White House 'Enemies' and Memorandums Relating to Those Named. New York Times
- Thomas, Landon Jr. (February 24, 2004). Charles Benenson, Developer And Philanthropist, Dies at 91. New York Times
- Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. Frederick Lamp, Amanda M. Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.
- Benenson Capital Partners LLC website
- Facts on File: A copy of the larger expanded enemies list and related memos at the Wayback Machine (archived June 21, 2003)
- Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force 1971 to 1977 via National Archives and Records Administration
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