Christie Benet was educated at the College of Charleston, receiving an A.B. in 1900 and at the University of Virginia, receiving an LL.B. in 1902. He was admitted to the Bar in 1903 and practiced his entire life in Columbia. He was married to Miss Alice Van Yeveren Haskell.
He served as a United States Senator, President of the South Carolina Bar Association, life member and Chairman of the Clemson College Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the State Hospital, Warden of Trinity Episcopal Church and Chairman of the United States Loyalty Board for the Southeastern Jurisdiction.
He was “a man of rugged honesty and a great advocate before juries. A life of service that brought him eminence at the Bar and distinction as a public servant and citizen.”