Arthur E. Bestor
|Arthur E. Bestor|
|Died||February 3, 1944
New York, New York
|Children||Arthur E. Bestor, Jr.
Mary Francis Bestor Cram
Charles Lemon Bestor
Bestor served as the President of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York from 1907 to 1944. He was a proponent of adult education. Under his twenty-five year administration, the Institution grew from an assembly for teachers and ministers with modest facilities to a wide-ranging summer program with a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a resident repertory theater company, and celebrated lecturers.
He was married to Jeanette Lemon. They had three children:
- Arthur E. Bestor, Jr.. He was a distinguished professor of American intellectual and constitutional history, and an important critic of American educational practices.
- Mary Francis Bestor Cram. She was a leader of lay organizations in the American Baptist Church and the Young Women's Christian Association, serving as president of the U.S. organization.
- Charles Lemon Bestor. He is a composer of contemporary classical music, a music educator, and professor of music (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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