John George Bennett

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John George Bennett
Born January 20, 1891
Dunnington, Indiana
Died November 20, 1957
Nationality American
Occupation clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
Known for Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana (1945-1957)

John George Bennett (January 20, 1891—November 20, 1957) was an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana from 1945 to 1957.

Biography[edit]

John Bennett was born in Dunnington, Indiana, and studied at St. Joseph's College and St. Meinrad Seminary.[1] He was ordained to the priesthood on June 27, 1914.[2] 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).[1]

On November 11, 1944, Bennett was appointed the first Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Lafayette by Pope Pius XII.[2] 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.[2] He remained in this capacity until his death twelve years later, aged 66.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Curtis, Georgina Pell (1961). The American Catholic Who's Who. XIV. Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bishop John George Bennett". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
none
Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana
1945—1957
Succeeded by
John Carberry