In 1910, while serving at the U.S. Legation in La Paz, Bolivia, Alexander Benson 1894 was involved in an attempt to identify two American bandits who had been killed in southern Bolivia two years earlier after robbing a mine payroll. Although Benson did not know it at the time, the two were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

I’m looking for anyone, a descendant of his or of a classmate, who might know anything about Benson and whether he ever talked about his brush with outlaw history. I can be contacted at

Daniel Buck