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BENNETT, Charles Wesley, educator, born in East Bethany, New York, 18 July 1828. He was graduated at Wesleyan University in 1852, and, after teaching for several years, became a Methodist minister in 1862. In 1864 he resumed teaching as principal of the Genesee Wesleyan seminary at Lima, New York From 1866 till 1869 he studied in the University of Berlin, Germany, and, after preaching two years, became, in 1871, professor of history and logic in Syracuse University. From 1872 till 1876 he was art editor of the "Ladies' Repository," and after that of the "National Repository." He has published, besides reports, lectures, and numerous contributions to reviews and encyclopedias, "A Digest of the Laws and Resolutions of Congress relative to Pensions, Bounty-Lands, Pay of the Army, etc., with Complete Forms of Application" (Washington, 1854), and "National Education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and Wales, popularly considered" (Syracuse, 1879).
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