Blackburn, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Bentley), 1927-
"Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 14, 1927; attended the public schools in Atlanta, Ga.; graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1947, and from Emory University School of Law in 1954; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; during the Korean conflict again served in the United States Navy, 1950-1952; was retired as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve; served in the State attorney general's office, 1955-1957; admitted to the bar in 1954 and commenced private practice in Atlanta, Ga., after service with the State attorney general; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; is a resident of Atlanta, Ga."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Baldy Editorial Cartoons, 1946-1982, 1997: Clifford H. Baldowski Editorial Cartoons at the Richard B. Russell Library. (Digital Library of Georgia)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)