Benjamin was a young and sharp-minded lawyer, who opened his small legal office to the entire civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was embraced sometime afterwards, and was often seen in the company of Eleanor and J Benison Hodge to learn from them. And learn he did, gaining power within the legal world of Atlanta.
After the retaking of Atlanta from the Sabbat, and the loss of the former prince, J Benison Hodge and his wife Eleanor, Benjamin was a sure choice to be the next Prince. He had the support of the Nosferatu, and he often served as an intermediary between the Camarilla in Atlanta and other Princes.