Park Benjamin

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Park Benjamin was an eminent patent lawyer and author.

Benjamin was born May 11, 1849. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1867, he left the Navy in 1869 and earned a bachelor of laws degree from Albany Law School in 1870.

From 1872 to 1878, Benjamin was associate editor of the Scientific American and became editor-in-chief of Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Applied Mechanics in 1893.

Benjamin wrote The United States Naval Academy (1900) and numerous essays and naval articles for various periodicals.

He died August 21, 1922, in New York City.

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Park Benjamin, 1809–64, American journalist, b. British Guiana (now Guyana). As owner and editor of the New England Magazine, he merged it (1835) with the American Monthly Magazine of New York and became associate editor with C. F. Hoffman. A prominent journalist of his day, he is best known as the founder (1839) of the New World, a weekly periodical that ran until 1845.

See biography by M. M. Hoover (1948).