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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.


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.

John Gould Bragg

Emma Rilla (Bennett) Bragg

Ilse Meyn

Susan Elizabeth Bragg

Kate Bennett Bragg