Benjamin Nash (1884 - 1971)

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Benjamin Nash
1884 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Benjamin Nash was born on April 16, 1884. He died in August 1971 at 87 years of age. We know that Benjamin Nash had been residing in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California 94040.

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Benjamin Nash died in August 1971 at age 87. He was born on April 16, 1884. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's family. We know that Benjamin Nash had been residing in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California 94040.
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In 1884, in the year that Benjamin Nash was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1924, he was 40 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1933, Benjamin was 49 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1961, when he was 77 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1971, in the year of Benjamin Nash's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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Washington, United States
Benjamin F Nash
Born: around 1918
United States
Benjamin E Nash
Born: around 1920
Missouri, United States
Benjamin J Nash
Born: around 1907
United States
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Born: around 1975
TX
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Other Nashes

Glenn Nash
Feb 7, 1907 - January 1978
Seattle, Washington
Josephine Nash
Dec 19, 1915 - May 15, 2005
Kent, WA
Raymond Nash
Sep 22, 1907 - July 1969
Richard J Nash
Aug 28, 1917 - Dec 30, 2007
Seattle, WA
Charles Nash
Oct 13, 1886 - September 1969
Seattle, Washington
Jack G Nash
Apr 26, 1917 - Dec 29, 1998
Dysart, IA
Roe Nash
May 10, 1896 - June 1981
Bellingham, Washington
Douglas Nash
Oct 7, 1923 - April 1963
Pauline Nash
Nov 11, 1894 - Oct 15, 1972
Union, OR
Frances L Nash
Mar 24, 1910 - Apr 8, 2002
Coos Bay, OR
Wilbur W Nash
Oct 1, 1924 - Mar 21, 1996
Philo, CA
Anna Nash
Oct 1, 1891 - January 1977
Seattle, Washington
Andrew J Nash
Mar 28, 1989 - Jan 14, 2009
Margaret M Nash
Jan 25, 1922 - Apr 28, 1990
Jane Nash
Aug 8, 1920 - June 1971
Bremerton, Washington
James C Nash
May 20, 1933 - Jan 29, 2001
Olympia, WA
Keiko Shiba Nash
Nov 15, 1958 - Oct 15, 2010
Hawaii
Kenneth J Nash
Feb 15, 1934 - Feb 27, 2001
Guymon, OK
Helen Nash
May 8, 1937 - July 1983
Portland, Oregon
Merritt Nash
Mar 13, 1938 - December 1974

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Daniel Koho
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Wisconsin
Thomas P Reed
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Raymond Irving
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Mose Price
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Tacoma, Washington
Dale Beller
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Gus Anderson
Nov 25, 1875 - January 1963
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George Johnson
Jan 23, 1918 - November 1973
Seattle, Washington
Stephen A Potteiger
Jan 2, 1909 - May 12, 1994
Port Townsend, WA
Sigvald J Schruder
Dec 8, 1906 - Jan 29, 1988
Toledo, WA
George E Kootros
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Robert L Hopton
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Sacramento, CA
Jack W Wilson
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