Charles B. Benenson (30 January 1913 – 22 February 2004) was an American real estate broker.

Benenson Realty Co. was founded by his father Benjamin Benenson in 1905 and grew into an industry leader under his guidance, until his death in 1938.

The younger Benenson began his career in 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression. He ran the company until his death in 2004.

Benenson was a philanthropist and political donor. His efforts and views landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents. He was also a major collector of African art, and upon his death left much of his collection to the Yale University Art Gallery.

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  • Staff report (June 28, 1973). Lists of White House 'Enemies' and Memorandums Relating to Those Named. New York Times
  • Thomas, Landon Jr. (February 24, 2004). Charles Benenson, Developer And Philanthropist, Dies at 91. New York Times
  • Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. Frederick Lamp, Amanda M. Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

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