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 John Arthur Bennett

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John Arthur Bennett

Birth
Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death
13 Apr 1961 (aged 25)
Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
111321882 View Source

Son of Percy H. & Ollie Belle (Coleman) Bennett of Pittsylvania, Virginia
Brother to Catherine, Alphonso, and Edward as well as 4 others whose names are unknown.


Convicted of rape and attempted murder of an 11 year old girl in 1954. He was convicted at court martial a month later and sentenced to death.

He was executed by hanging at Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks.

As of this writing he was the last person to be executed by the United States Military.

Son of Percy H. & Ollie Belle (Coleman) Bennett of Pittsylvania, Virginia
Brother to Catherine, Alphonso, and Edward as well as 4 others whose names are unknown.


Convicted of rape and attempted murder of an 11 year old girl in 1954. He was convicted at court martial a month later and sentenced to death.

He was executed by hanging at Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks.

As of this writing he was the last person to be executed by the United States Military.


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