Thomas M. Benson
Attorney at Law
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Back row: Jill, Alex and Ana North
Front Row: Tom, Matthew and Chris (North) Benson
Chris, Matt and Tom visit San Antonio's Riverwalk
Matt poses after a big Moline
Boy's Choir Concert
The kids visit the festival of trees
Tom takes on the "Greatest" Muhammad Ali during a
campaign appearance for Bob Wallace in 1980.
After winning the Senate Primary, Barack Obama
visits Rock Island to thank his supporters.
Tom visits with Sen. Durbin at the Salute to
Labor Chicken Fry on Labor Day before the
2004 Election.
Matt shows off his Illinois
Jersey for school pictures.
Tom was on the staff of Sen. John Kerry's 2004 Presidential
Campaign.  They are pictured here in Davenport several months
before the Iowa Caucuses.
On the Sunday before the 2004 Iowa
Caucus Tom visits with Sen. Ted Kennedy
who had just finished giving an
impassioned speech introducing John
Kerry at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
The "Kerryvan" stops at the World's largest truckstop
on the way to the 2003 Iowa Jefferson-Jackson
Dinner where the momentum of the campaign
shifted and propelled Sen. Kerry to the Democratic
Tom is pictured with Vice-Presidential candidate
Sen. John Edwards at a packed campaign rally
outside the Bloomington airport.
Tom helps Illinois State Senators Denny Jacobs, Donnie
Harmon and Frank Watson celebrate their softball victory
over the Illinois House.
Congressman Lane Evans and Tom pose for a picture
at Sen. Denny Jacobs retirement reception.
Matt is practicing his pose for a future in
Tom and Matt greet Secretary of State Jesse White along
the beautiful Mississippi riverfront.
Tom congratulates Senator Mike Jacobs at Denny's
retirement party.
Tom enjoys an evening on the lake in Springfield
with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Rep. Lou Lang is one of the good guys in
Tom greets Governor Rod Blagojevich after a rousing
speech he gave during Governor's Day at the Illinois
State Fair.
Ana North and Matt Benson welcome Gov.
Blagojevich to the Quad City Airport.
Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes visits Rock Island to talk
about his vision for the future of Illinois.
Tom congratulates State Representative Pat Verschoore
after winning the Democratic Primary in 2004.  Tom worked
as Pat's Campaign Field Manager.
On a lobbying trip to Springfield Tom speaks with Sen.
Mike Jacobs about funding for rehabilitation of historic
schools.  In the background is a display including Rock
Island's Longfellow Elementary school on Landmark Illinois'
2007 Ten Most Endangered Historic Buildings List. For
more info see their website at:  
Landmarks Illinois
Tom and longtime Rock Island County Democratic
Chairman John Gianulis.  John is an inspiration and
a role model for anyone who loves politics.
Tom chats with a Rock Island Firefighter during an
unsuccessful bid for a seat on the Rock Island City
Tom's favorite sausage at Miller Park in
Milwaukee has to be the Bratwurst.
Tom and his brother Pete take in Game 1 of the 2005 World Series and watch
the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-3.
Top Picture: Former Cub fans Jill and Ana
watch the Cubs lose another one at
Wrigley, while Cardinal fans Tom & Chris
enjoy the game below.
Ana, Alex and Matt are happy about
On a visit to Estes Park, Colorado Tom makes a new
friend.  It is a good thing he didn't know about the
office mascot Seymour!!
This is Seymour.  Special Thanks to
my Aunt Dorothy Monahan and my
wife Chris for allowing me to keep
this in the family!!
11 year old Cat Bob welcomes 2 month old Joey, an
Australian Cattle Dog/Coonhound mix into the family.
2006-2007 Iowa State women's Golf Team.  Ana North is
third from left.
Ana wins the 2005 Maggie Rogers
Ana shows off the scores from the 2005
Western Big Six Conference championship.  
She shot 72 to become conference
Matt shows no fear.