Harry Benson

Harry Benson became the president of William Lewis & Son when the company was under the ownership of Chicago Musical Instrument (CMI). Harry’s guiding principles resulted in the expansion of the violin line and the respect of fellow violin makers such as Kurt Glaesel. Harry was also the one-time boss of another industry veteran and strong supporter of this archive collection, Robert S. Johnson.

Interview Date:
June 7, 2005
Date of Birth:
February 23, 1911
Deceased Date:
April 9, 2009
Job Title:
Past President
William Lewis and Son

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