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Arthur Ellsworth Bennett, American clergyman. Fellow American Genetic Society; member National Education Association, Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Nu.; Mason, Odd.


Bennett, Arthur Ellsworth was born on December 5, 1865 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Wesley and Sarah Jane (Clark) Bennett.


Bachelor of Science, Kansas Normal College, 1889, Bachelor of Arts, 1890. Pd.M., Normal School of New Mexico, 1898. Pd.D., New York University, 1905.

Doctor of Laws, Upper Iowa U., 1936.


1 son, Review A. Vincent. Principal public schools, Wheatland, North Dakota, 1885-1888. Superintendent schools, Lisbon, North Dakota, 1891-1892.

Supervisor of teacher training, Kansas Normal College, 1892-1895. Vice president Normal School of New Mexico, 1895-1899. Dean School of Education, Upper Iowa U., 1899-1913.

Dean Highland Park College, 1913-1916, Des Moines College, 1917-1918. Professor educational psychology and director extension division School Religious Education, Boston University, 1918-1925. Dean education, Des. Moines University, 1925-1931.

President Upper Iowa U., 1931-1936. Pastor Immanuel Methodist Church, Des Moines, since 1936. Lecturer and conductor teachers institute.

Commencement orator.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Rational Method in Geography, 1917. Laboratory Method in the History of Education, 1908. The Training of Teachers for the Rural Schools, 1912.Bible Study Credit, 1914.


The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation. People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.


Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live. God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity. Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.


Fellow American Genetic Society. Member National Education Association, Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Nu. Mason, Odd.


Married Mary Ann Steeley, September 1, 1891.

Charles Wesley Bennett

Sarah Jane (Clark) Bennett

Mary Ann Steeley