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Hybridizer Clifford W. Benson

Chesterfield, Missouri, USA

["Hybridizers Medal", A.I.S. Bulletin 204 (January 1972): 47.] The Board of Directors, at the Oklahoma City meeting, voted the Hybridizers Medal to Clifford W. Benson. Among the major awards which Benson irises have won are the President's Cup in 1952, with BELLERIVE; an AM in 1961 with HENRY SHAW, which later was the first winner of the Clara B. Rees Cup for white irises; an AM on JEAN SIBELIUS in 1962; an AM on HELEN TRAUBEL in 1965; an AM on SKYWATCH in 1967, which won the Dykes Medal in 1970; and an AM on ARCTIC FURY, which also won the Clara B. Rees Cup in 1969.

Registrations/Introductions:

Tall Bearded: 'Agnes Moorehead', 'Air De Ballet', 'Angel's Serenade', 'Antonin Dvorak', 'Arctic Fury', 'At Ease', 'Bartow Lammert', 'Bellerive', 'Bunthorne', 'Candlewyck', 'Central Park', 'Cherished Hour', 'Colaska', 'Concert Sparkler', 'Concert Tour', 'Coral Artist', 'Courtship', 'Cupid's Frolic', 'Dashing Prince', 'Deep Caress', 'Demure Miss', 'Edvard Grieg', 'Elise Werner', 'Elvis Presley', 'Embraceable', 'Encounter', 'Estate', 'Falcon's Lair', 'Flapperette', 'Flatterer', 'Flirtation', 'Forest Lake', 'Golden Woods', 'Gorgeous Hussy', 'Helen Traubel', 'Henry Shaw', 'Hesitation', 'Ice Bound', 'Ice Cream Castle', 'Islander', 'Jean Sibelius', 'Joan Crawford', 'Jungfrau', 'Kiss Waltz', 'Lake Placid', 'Lavish Debut', 'Love Theme', 'Lover', 'Maestro Puccini', 'Mariner', 'Marion Marlowe', 'Mary Pickford', 'Mascara', 'Mingled Chimes', 'Miss Dolly Dollars' , 'Miss St. Louis', 'Mlle. Modiste', 'Night Ambush', 'Night Frost', 'Night Hawk', 'Night Patrol', 'Norwood', 'Orient Express', 'Paris Opera', 'Peter Tchaikovsky', 'Pinup Queen', 'Playboy Prince', 'Polar Express', 'Polar Flight', 'Pulitzer Prize', 'Pursuit'. 'Rare Essence', 'Rustic Wedding', 'Silent Snow', 'Skyraider', 'Skywatch', 'Snow Treasure', 'Spring Symphony', 'Star Stream', 'Starlift', 'Stolen Hours', 'Swan Lake', 'Tosca', 'Twenty Fathoms', 'Van Cliburn', 'Venetian Vanilla', 'Victor Herbert', 'White Ritual', 'White Sentry',

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Topic revision: r13 - 15 Feb 2016, davepote
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