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Lowell Howard Bennett, American lawyer, health care systems executive, former government official. Bar: Minnesota 1950.

Background

Bennett, Lowell Howard was born on February 22, 1913 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Henry William Benjamin and Chloe Ann (Howard) Bennett.

Education

AB cum laude, Fisk University, 1935. Postgraduate, Graduate School University Chicago. Juris Doctor, Graduate School University Chicago, 1950.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Allen University, 1964.

Career

Field secretary Fisk University, Nashville, 1935—1939. Julius Rosenwald fellow Graduate School University Chicago, 1939—1941, Law School, 1947—1950. Director Avery Institute, Charleston, 1941—1944.

Regional secretary United Service Organizations, Kansas City, Missouri, 1944—1945. Field director American Council on Race Relations, 1945—1947. Member Hall, Smith and Hedlund, Minneapolis, 1950—1957.

Partner Hall, Smith, Hedlund, Bennett, Juster, Forsberg and Merlin, Minneapolis, 1955—1957, Hall, Smith, Hedlund et al, Minneapolis, 1960—1963. Judge Minnesota State Court, 1957—1960. Appointed principal assistant to deputy assistant secretary Department Defense, Washington, 1965—1969, deputy assistant secretary defense civil rights and equal opportunity, 1969—1971.

Chairman board, president Magnolias Nursing and Convalescent tr., Pensacola, Florida, since 1975. Vice president, director Community Convalescent Center, Mobile, Alabama, since 1979. Consultant General Accounting Office, Washington, 1973—1974.

Executive secretary Mayor's Biracial Council, Charleston, 1942—1944. Vice president Progressive Democratic Party of South Carolina, Charleston, 1943—1944. Member Alumni Senate University Chicago, 1964—1966.

Executive committee United Board College Development, Atlanta, 1983. Board directors Escambia Government Study Communications, 1986. Organizer and 1st executive secretary Negro Community Council, Charleston, 1941—1944.

Member executive board directors Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination, Chicago, 1949—1951. President Minneapolis branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1956. Board directors, president Minneapolis Urban League, 1960—1961.

Board directors, executive committee Hennepin County Community Chest (United Way), Minneapolis, 1957—1963. Member foreign relations committee, advisory council Democratic National Committee, 1957—1961. Member state central committee and 5th district committee Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party, Minneapolis, 1956—1963.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1950.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

Views

The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce (private industry council and education task force 1983), Alumni Association of Law School University Chicago (board directors 1974-1980), American Society Public Administration, National Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Executive (Pensacola), Ambassador, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Marian Clae Brown Bennett, June 5, 1941. 1 child Marian Clae.

father:
Henry William Benjamin Bennett

mother:
Chloe Ann (Howard) Bennett

spouse:
Marian Clae Brown Bennett

child:
Marian Clae Bennett