John George Bennett
|John George Bennett|
|Born||January 20, 1891
|Died||November 20, 1957|
|Occupation||clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church|
|Known for||Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana (1945-1957)|
John Bennett was born in Dunnington, Indiana, and studied at St. Joseph's College and St. Meinrad Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 27, 1914. He was a curate at St. Peter Church in Fort Wayne (1914-1927), pastor of St. Joseph Church in Garrett (1927-1944), and defensor vinculi of the Diocese of Fort Wayne (1929-1944).
On November 11, 1944, Bennett was appointed the first Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Lafayette by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on January 10, 1945 from Bishop John F. Noll, with Bishops Francis Ridgley Cotton and John Francis O'Hara, C.S.C., serving as co-consecrators. He remained in this capacity until his death twelve years later, aged 66.
- Curtis, Georgina Pell (1961). The American Catholic Who's Who. XIV. Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig.
- "Bishop John George Bennett". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana Official website
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana