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
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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