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Fletcher Sims Brockman

Fletcher Sims Brockman, American humanitarian. Decorated Order of the Bountiful Crop (Chinese), 1921, and Order of the Jade (Chinese), 1937.

Background

  • Brockman, Fletcher Sims was born on November 18, 1867 in Amherst County, Virginia, United States. Son of Willis Allen and Rosa Emory (Wood) Brockman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1891. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University, 1929. Master of Humanics, International Young Men’s Christian Association College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1930.

    Career

    • Student secretary International Committee Y.M.C. Assns. for the 13 Southern States, 1891-1897. Traveling secretary Student Vol. Movement for Foreign Missions, 1897-1898.

      Went to Nanking, China, 1898, as foreign secretary International Committee Y.M.C. Assns. General secretary National Committee Y.M.C. Assns. of China, 1901-1915. Associate general secretary International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1915-1924.

      Administrative secretary National Council, Y.M.C. Assns. of the United States, for Far East, 1924-1929. Now secretary Committee for Promotion of Friendship between American and Far East. Ex-chairman American Inter-seminary Missionary Alliance.

      Actg. chairman Student Vol. Movement; associate general secretary National War Work Council Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States. Member Executive Committee National Christian Council of China, National Committee American-Japanese Relations, Foreign Policy Association, Commision on Interracial Coöperation, Foreign Committee of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States and Canada.

      Member board directors of China Famine Relief of United States of America. Member National Advisory Council of Lingnan U. Member N. American Council of College of Chinese Studies, Associated Bds. of Christian Colleges in China, National Conference of Jews and Christians (advisory committee), International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, S. C. Council, American Oriental Society, Institute of Pacific Relations, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta.

    Works

    • Author: I Discover the Orient, 1935. (brochures) How to Hold English-Speaking Chinese in the Church, 1906. The Programme of Reform, 1908.

      The Future of China. 1911. etc.

    Membership

    Member Executive Committee National Christian Council of China, National Committee American-Japanese Relations, Foreign Policy Association, Commision on Interracial Coöperation, Foreign Committee of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States and Canada. Member board directors of China Famine Relief of United States of America. Member National Advisory Council of Lingnan U.

    Member N. American Council of College of Chinese Studies, Associated Bds. of Christian Colleges in China, National Conference of Jews and Christians (advisory committee), International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, S. C. Council, American Oriental Society, Institute of Pacific Relations, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta. Member Methodist Church.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Buford Clark, November 21, 1895. Children: Allen Clark (deceased), Washington Clark, Emory Wood, Julia (deceased).
    • father: Willis Allen Brockman
    • mother: Rosa Emory (Wood) Brockman
    • spouse: Mary Buford Clark
    • children: Allen Clark Brockman (deceased)
    • Washington Clark Brockman
    • Emory Wood Brockman
    • Julia Brockman (deceased)
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    Born November 18, 1867
    Died November 11, 1944
    (aged 76)
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