Benjamin, Judah Philip. Born in 1811. An American politician who later became a distinguished member of the English bar. He was born in the West Indies, and practiced as a barrister at New Orleans. He sat in the senate, and became attorney-general and secretary of state to the Confederacy under Jefferson Davis. When the cause of the South was lost, he fled to England and was at once called to the bar, where he gained a large and influential practice. Died 1884.