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Arthur Daniel Wenger

Arthur Daniel Wenger, American college president. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Texas Christian U., 1960.


  • Wenger, Arthur Daniel was born on October 15, 1916 in Aberdeen, Idaho, United States. Son of Frank Lewis and Anna (Toevs) Wenger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bethel College, Kansas, 1941. Student San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1941-1942. Bachelor of Divinity, Texas Christian U., 1948, Doctor of Laws, 1956.

      Doctor of Letters, William Woods College, 1975.


    • Ordained to ministry Mennonite Church, 1942, Disciples of Christ Church, 1946. Minister First Mennonite Church, Shafter, California, 1942-1944, Central Christian Church, Hamilton, Texas, 1946-1947, First Christian Church, Arlington, Texas, 1948-1949. Associate minister First Christian Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1949-1950.

      Assistant to president Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, North Carolina, 1950-1952, president, 1956-1977. Director promotion Texas Christian U., 1952-1956. President council Church Related Colls.

      North Carolina, 1959. Chairman Board of Higher Education Christian Churches, 1959, member General Board, 1969-1971. North Carolina delegate to Education communications of the States, 1966.

      Board directors North Carolina State Ednl. Assistance Authority, 1966-1971. President North Carolina Association Colleges Universities, 1965-1966.

      President Wilson Arts Council, 1968-1969. Past member Wilson County Economics Development Council. Past board directors Wilson County United Fund.

      Past member of advisory board Salvation Army. Past board directors Lexington Theological Seminary Board. Member Commision on Brotherhood Restructure, Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ).

      Elder First Christian Church, Wilson.


    Served as captain, Chaplains Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Association Eastern North Carolina Colls. (president 1969-1970), North Carolina Association Independent Colleges Universities (president 1972-1974), Wilson Chamber of Commerce (past director), Delta Sigma Phi, Alpha Psi Omega.

    Club: Wilson Rotary (president 1962).


    • Married Doris Kellenbarger, May 29, 1944. Children: Arthur Frank, Jon Michael, Mark Randolph.
    • father: Frank Lewis Wenger
    • mother: Anna (Toevs) Wenger
    • spouse: Doris Kellenbarger
    • children: Arthur Frank Wenger
    • Jon Michael Wenger
    • Mark Randolph Wenger
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    Born October 15, 1916
    Died February 25, 1977
    (aged 60)