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Frederick Mayer Meek

Frederick Mayer Meek, British clergyman. Recipient Freedoms Foundation award for sermons, 1952-1958-72-73-77. Mason.


  • Meek, Frederick Mayer was born on May 28, 1902 in Audley, Staffordshire, England. Son of Peter Johnson and Gertrude Jane (Mayer) Meek.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mount Allison U., 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1957. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1929. Doctor of Divinity, Bowdoin College, 1939.

      Student Yale Graduate School, 1929-1931. Doctor of Letters, Norwich U., 1959.


    • Came to the United States, 1926, naturalized, 1942. Ordained to ministry Congressional Church, 1929. Assistant minister Dwight Place Congressional Church, New Haven, 1928-1930.

      Minister Second Congressional Church, Biddeford, Maine, 1932-1936, All Souls Church, Bangor, Maine, 1936-1943, Plymouth Church, Des Moines, 1943-1946, Old South Church, Boston, 1946-1973, emeritus, 1973. Interim minister Chestnut St. Church, Worcester, 1973-1974, First Church, Malden, Massachusetts, 1974-1975, Lynnfield (Massachusetts) Center Church, 1975-1976, Quincy Point Church, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1976-1979. Preacher, Congressional General Council, 1950.

      President Maine Council of Churches, 1939-1943. Memb. board dirs, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1944-1946, Massachusetts Council of Churches. Chairman Council for Social Action of Congressional Christian Churches, 1946-1948.

      Trustee Bangor Theological Seminary. Past chairman of the board of trustees Andover Theological Seminary. Past chairman administration committee Andover Newton Theological School.

      Trustee Piedmont College, 1950-1975. Board preachers Harvard, 1955-1975. Acting chairman, 1972-1975.


    • Author: This Is the Church, 1947. Monday to Friday Is Not Enough, 1951. The Life to Live, 1955.

      The Bethlehem Inn, 1972.


    Mason.; Clubs: Odd Volumes. Member editorial board Advance, 1944-1953.


    • Married Amy May Hunt, June 29, 1932. Children: Sheila, Peter.
    • father: Peter Johnson Meek
    • mother: Gertrude Jane (Mayer) Meek
    • spouse: Amy May Hunt
    • children: Sheila Meek
    • Peter Meek
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    Born March 28, 1902
    Died September 7, 1979
    (aged 77)