Tom Benson

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Tom Benson
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Benson in 2009
Born
Thomas Milton Benson

(1927-07-12)July 12, 1927
DiedMarch 15, 2018(2018-03-15) (aged 90)
Jefferson, Louisiana
EducationSt. Aloysius, 1944
Alma materLoyola University New Orleans, 1948
OccupationBusinessman
Sports franchise owner
Years active1985–present (as New Orleans Saints owner)
2012–present (as New Orleans Pelicans owner)
Spouse(s)
Gayle Benson (née LaJaunie) (m. 2004)

Shirley Landry (deceased)
Grace Marie Trudeau (deceased)
ChildrenThree (two deceased)[1]
Parent(s)Thomas Benson Sr.
Carmen Benson (both deceased)

Thomas Milton Benson (July 12, 1927 – March 15, 2018) was an American businessman, philanthropist[2][3][4] and sports franchise owner. He was the owner of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[5]

As a sports team owner, Benson had a Super Bowl victory; with the Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV.

Benson died of complications from influenza on March 15, 2018 in Jefferson, Louisiana at the age of 90.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tom Benson". Forbes. September 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. Children 3
  2. "The Chronicle of Philanthropy - The news and tools you need to change the world". www.philanthropy.com. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. "Is This Louisiana Billionaire About to Boost his Commitment to Healthcare Giving?". Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. "Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation - Find Grantmakers & Nonprofit Funders - Foundation Directory Online". fconline.foundationcenter.org. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. "Hornets sale to Saints owner Benson official". NBA.com. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  6. Staff, FOX8Live.com. "New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at the age of 90". Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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