Born on December 3,1913 in Pittsfield , Ma.
Died on August 26,1993
Parents: Daniel and Myra Bendell England
High School: Hotchkiss School
College: Yale University
Married Barbara Rosenthal on May 18,1946.
Served in the military for three and a half years. Starting in 1942 with the 5th Air Force during World War II.
Retired from England Brothers department store, the family business in 1977 after 25 years as its President.
England Brothers was a leader in retail for generations starting in 1857 and closing on January of 1988.
Under his leadership, England Brothers expanded in 1968 to the Allendale Shopping Center in Coitsville and expanded into North Adams in 1976.
A long time Community Leader:
Chaired the Red Cross
Chaired United Community Services
President of Downtown Associates
Board member of Berkshire Mental Health Clinic
Board of the Pittsfield Co-Operative Bank
Vice-President of the Berkshire Hills Conference
President of the Berkshire Psychiatric Clinic
Board member and secretary of Berkshire Country Day School
Director of the American Retailers Inc.
Board member of Kaman Corporation of Bloomfield, Ct.
Member of the Tanglewood Council of Friends
Chairman of the Canoe Meadows Wild life Sanctuary Advisory Committee
First President of Berkshire Medical Center after Pittsfield General Hospital merged with St. Lukes Hospital.
Three children: Jane England Radford, Benjamin M. England Jr. and Marilyn England