Gilbert G. Benjamin, Jr. became a Special
Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1946, after serving in the US Navy
during the Second World War. He worked in Virginia and the District of Columbia before
being transferred to the Los Angeles Field Office in 1957. The collection documents
"subversive" and "communist" activities in the United States through
printed reports, statements, and testimony before the House Committee on Internal
Security (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee), as well as the Senate
Committee on the Judiciary's Sub-Committee to Investigate the Administration of the
Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws.
Mr. Gilbert G. Benjamin was born in Iowa City, Iowa on 17 October 1918. His family moved
to Los Angeles in 1926, when his father became a member of the History Department at the
University of Southern California (USC). Gilbert Benjamin attended 24th Street
Elementary School, Mt. Vernon Junior High and Los Angeles High School. Upon completion
of his secondary education he entered the University of Southern California.
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