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Clarence Benadum

Clarence Edward Benadum Letter
S 101
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by:  Christina Baich, November 2005


Biographical Note:

Clarence Edward Benadum was born on June 7, 1889, in Delaware County, Indiana. His parents were Spencer H. and Cora E. Milhollin Benadum. He graduated from Valparaiso University. Benadum married Mary B. Brandt on June 28, 1917. He had various careers in the West before beginning his career as a lawyer. Benadum served in the field artillery during World War I after which he returned to private practice specializing in criminal and damage cases. He was elected to Prosecuting Attorney of Delaware County in 1919 and held that position for two terms. His law firm, Benadum and Cecil was located in Muncie, Indiana. He was a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Association of which he was an organizer and president. In addition to his law career, Benadum was also an author of two books, Blackshirt (1935) and Bates House (1951). He died on November 12, 1978.


Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains one typed letter signed by Clarence Edward Benadum sent to Margaret Donnell of the Indiana State Library regarding autographing the library’s copy of Blackshirt.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
1935 Dec. 28 Clarence E. Benadum to Margaret Donnell of Indiana State Library, TLS

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
 1 folder
Collection Dates:
 Indiana State Library 1948
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
 Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Language Materials are entirely in English
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