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Clarence Edward Benadum


"Clarence Edward Benadum was born in Delaware County, Ind., on June 7, 1889, the son of Spencer H. and Cora E. Milhollin Benadum. He was educated in public schools and at Valparaiso University. On June 28, 1917, he married Mary B. Brandt. He followed a varied career which included hunting gold and punching cattle in the West before beginning the practice of law. After serving in the field artillery in World War I, he returned to private practice and specialized in criminal and damage cases. In 1919 Benadum was prosecuting attorney of Delaware County and held that position for two terms. He practiced law with the firm of Benadum and Cecil (Muncie) . . . and belongs to the Indiana Bar Association of which he was an organizer and president."

[Donald E. Thompson, Indiana Authors and Their Books 1917-1966 (Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1974)]

Clarence E. Benadum
Indiana State Library (archivist bio note)


Clarence E. Benadum, The Trial of Bill Jones ([Muncie, Ind.: s.n.], 1967)


Clarence E. Benadum, Blackshirt (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1935)

_________________, Bates House (New York: Greenberg Publishing, 1951)