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James Albert Pike

James Albert Pike, American clergyman. Member standing committee Protestant Episcopal Church, 68, Diocese New York, 1952-1958, president, 1955; Served as ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade) with United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1945. Honorary fellow U. Tel-Aviv, 1956; Member Federal, San Francisco bar association, American Academy of Political and Social Science, Council for Middle Eastern Affairs (director), Order Coif.

Background

  • Pike, James Albert was born on February 14, 1913 in Oklahoma City. Son of James Albert and Pearl Agatha (Wimsatt) Pike.

  • Education

    • Student of University Santa Clara, 1930-1932, University of California at Los Angeles, 1932-1933. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Southern California, 1934, Bachelor of Laws, 1936. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Yale (Sterling fellow 1936-1937), 1938.

      Student Virginia Theological Seminary, 1945-1946. Student Union Theological Seminary, 1946-1947, Bachelor of Divinity magna cum laude, 1951. S.T.D. (honorary), Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1953, U. King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scoti, 1954.

      Juris Utriusque Doctor (honorary), Dickinson College, 1954. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Alfred U., 1955, Lewis and Clark College, 1963. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, 1957, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1959.

      Doctor of Laws, University Southern California, 1960. Doctor of Humanities, Westminster College, 1962. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1962.

      Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Wilmington College, 1967.

    Career

    • July 1968); children—Catherine, James Albert, Constance, Christopher. Married second, Diane Kennedy, December 20, 1968. Admitted to the California bar, 1936.

      Assistant to reporter American Lau-Institute, 1937. Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, 1938-1942. Lecturer Catholic U. American, 1938-1939, George Washington University, 1938-1942.

      Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1944, priest, 1946. Curate St. John’s Church, Washington, and chaplain George Washington University, 1944-1946. Fellow, tutor General Theological Seminary, 1946-1947.

      Rector Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, New York, Epis. chaplain Vassar College, 1947-1949. Head department religion and chaplain Columbia, 1949-1952, associate religion and law, 1952-1953, adjunct professor, 1953-1958. Dean Cathedral St. John the Divine, New York City, 1952-1958.

      Bishop co-adjutor Diocese of California, 1958, bishop of California, 1958-1966. Senior fellow Center for Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara, 1966-1969. Lecturer law University of California, Berkeley, 1966-1967.

      Adjunct Professor Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 1966. Founding president Foundation for Religious Transition, 1969.

    Works

    • Author: Cases and Other Materials on the New Federal and Code Procedure, 1938. Beyond Anxiety, 1953. If You Marry Outside Your Faith, 1954.

      Doing the Truth, 1956. The Next Day, 1957
    • Our Christmas Challenge, 1961. Beyond the Law, 1963.

      A Time for Christian Candor, 1964. Teenagers and Sex, 1965. What Is This Treasure, 1966.

      You and The New Morality, 1967. If This Be Heresy, 1967. Co-Author: The Faith of the Church, 1951.

      Road Blocks to Faith, 1954. The Church, Politics and Society, 1955. Man in the Middle, 1956.

      A Roman Catholic in the White House, 1960. The Other Side, 1968. Editor: Modern Canterbury Pilgrims, 1956.

      Editor-at-large The Christian Century.

    Membership

    Member standing committee Protestant Episcopal Church, 68, Diocese New York, 1952-1958, president, 1955. Served as ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade) with United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1945. Honorary fellow U. Tel-Aviv, 1956.

    Member Federal, San Francisco bar association, American Academy of Political and Social Science, Council for Middle Eastern Affairs (director), Order Coif. Clubs: Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Esther Yanovsky, January 29, 1942 (divorced July 1968).; married second, Diane Kennedy, December 20, 1968. Children: Catherine, James Albert, Constance, Christopher.
    • father: James Albert Pike
    • mother: Pearl Agatha (Wimsatt) Pike
    • spouses: Esther Yanovsky
    • Diane Kennedy
    • children: Catherine Pike
    • James Albert Pike
    • Constance Pike
    • Christopher Pike
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    Born February 14, 1913
    Died September 2, 1969
    (aged 56)
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