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Benjamin Densmore


The Beloit College 168th commencement will begin on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST due to a slight rain delay. The weather looks to be a bit chilly with a chance of rain, so please plan on bringing an umbrella. More information about the ceremony and full schedule of events is available on the commencement website. Also, for those unable to attend, we will live stream the ceremony at, and the recording will be made available via our YouTube channel after the event has ended. 

Congratulations to the Beloit College Class of 2018!

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Benjamin Densmore was born in 1831, attended Milton Academy in 1849-50, and from there went on to Beloit Preparatory School in 1851 and 1852. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, in August of 1854 to begin business as a civil engineer. He enlisted as a private in the Union Army in 1861, mustering out in 1866 as Captain of Heavy Artillery, Colored troops.

     He was the child of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Densmore and brother of Norman, Margaret, Daniel, Martha and Orrin Jr.


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