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Raymond Bennett Bragg

Raymond Bennett Bragg, American clergyman. Member Kansas City Adult Education Association (Vice-President 1954), Unitarian Ministers’ Association.


  • Bragg, Raymond Bennett was born on October 10, 1902 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Gould and Emma Rilla (Bennett) Bragg.

  • Education

    • Student Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1921-1924, Brown U., 1924-1925, University of Chicago, 1926-1927. Graduate Meadville Theological School, Chicago, Illinois, 1927. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia, S.A., 1948.

      Doctor of Divinity, Meadville Theological School, 1948.


    • Ordained to ministry Unitarian Church, 1927. Pastor, Church of All Souls, Evanston, Illinois, 1927-1930. Secretary Western Unitarian Conference, Chicago, 1930-1935.

      Associate pastor First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, 1935-1938, pastor 1938-1947. Executive vice president American Unitarian Association, 1947-1948. Executive director Unitarian Service Committee, 1943-1952.

      Pastor All Souls Unitarian Church of Kansas City, 1952-1973. Instructor philosophy U. Kansas City, from 1958. Assistant professor philosophy Kansas The Art Institute of Chicago, 1958-1979.

      President Children’s Protective Society, Minneapolis, 1942-1947. Member board directors Missouri Mental Health Association Chairman Foreign Policy Association (Minneapolis branch), 1941-1943. Executive officer Italian Medical Mission (Italy) in cooperation with U.N.R.R.A., 1945.

      Director American Unitarian Association Trustee Meadville Theological School. Director Kansas City Mental Hygiene Society, 1953-1954, president, 1954.


    • Editor: The New Humanist, 1935-1936. Author: The Humanist Pulpit (with John H. Dietrich), 1936. Contributor reviews, articles to religious journals.


    Member Kansas City Adult Education Association (Vice-President 1954), Unitarian Ministers’ Association.


    • Married Ilse Meyn, July 13, 1935. Children: Susan Elizabeth, Kate Bennett.
    • father: John Gould Bragg
    • mother: Emma Rilla (Bennett) Bragg
    • spouse: Ilse Meyn
    • children: Susan Elizabeth Bragg
    • Kate Bennett Bragg
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    Born October 10, 1902
    Died February 15, 1979
    (aged 76)