Henry Bennett

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Birthday
14, 1886
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Dec 22, 1951 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1886
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Dec 22, 1951 (65)

About

After serving as Superintendent of Schools in two Oklahoma counties, Bennett became President of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. He later rose to national prominence, serving as United States Assistant Secretary of State.

Before Fame

While attending Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he managed the school's yearbook; headed a literary club; and was elected to a high-ranking management position within the college's athletic organization.

Trivia

Tragically, he and his wife were both killed in a 1951 airplane crash in the Middle East.

Family Life

He and his three siblings grew up in Arkansas as the children of Thomas Jefferson Bennett and Mary Elizabeth Bright Bennett. His marriage to Vera Connell resulted in five children.

Associated With

He was appointed by President Harry S. Truman to a federal foreign development project called the Point Four Program.