Richard E. Bennett

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Richard Edmond Bennett (born 1946)[1] is a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University (BYU). Prior to joining the faculty of BYU Bennett was the head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997. Bennett has served as president of the Mormon History Association.

Bennett is a native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Texas from 1967 to 1969. Bennett has a Ph.D. in United States intellectual history from Wayne State University. He is currently the Church History Editor for BYU Studies and was previously Associate Editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

Bennett is the author of The Nauvoo Legion in Illinois: A History of the Mormon Militia, 1841–1846, We'll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus, 1846-1848, and Mormons at the Missouri: 1846-1852.

In the LDS Church, Bennett has served as president of the Winnipeg Manitoba Stake.

Bennett and his wife, the former Patricia Dyer, are the parents of five children.


  1. ^ A Guide to the Major Holdings of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. Google Book Search. Jun 4, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-29.


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