Senator Ben would make his (famous to him) dressing and mix with fresh greens or vegetables from the garden or serve as a dip with fresh hot bread right out of the oven.
Born in White Post, Pike County, Kentucky in 1864. He engaged in the wholesale hardware business, banking and coal mining in Williamson, West Virginia, named for his family. While in the Senate, he was responsible for the first federal aid for roads ever granted in Kentucky, which came to Boyd County. The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge that crosses the Ohio River from Ashland, KY to Coal Grove, Ohio was erected in his honor and bears his name.