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Nicholas Johnson was asked to speak at a memorial service for William Benton in Chicago; these are his remarks on that occasion (7:28). William Benton (April 1, 1900-March 18, 1973) was a United States Senator, founder of Benton & Bowles advertising agency, radio pioneer, one-time owner of Muzak, publisher of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and Vice-President of the University of Chicago – among many other roles and contributions.


Click here or the image below to view the printed memorial transcript for all the speeches delivered at the memorial. (PDF format, 3.4MB)