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Ray Emerson Stahl

Ray Emerson Stahl, American freelance writer, historian, researcher. Ordained to ministry Disciples of Christ Church, 1941.


  • Stahl, Ray Emerson was born on March 24, 1917 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Curtis E. and Josephine (King) Stahl.

  • Education

    • AB, Bethany College, 1938. Master of Divinity, Butler University, 1943. Master of Education, University Pittsburgh, 1946.

      Postgraduate, St. Vincent College, 1939. Postgraduate, Pittsburgh School Accountancy, 1940. Postgraduate, University Kentucky, 1955.

      Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1969. Doctor of Letters, Milligan College, 1995.


    • Minister Brentwood Christian Church, Pittsburgh, 1943-1946, 1st Christian Church, Erwin, Tennessee, 1946-1950. Executive secretary in charge business administration and public relations Miligan College.ate University, Johnson City, 1950-1968. Director public relations, public information East Tennessee State University, 1968-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Disciples of Christ Church, 1941.


    • Author: How to Finance the Local Church, 1953, Six Decades of Progress, 1976, History of Tennessee-Virginia Energy Corporation, 1981, Money, Wealth, the Bible and You, 1983, Greater Johnson City, A Pictorial History, Tennessee, A Pictorial History, 1983, review 2nd edition, 1986, A Beacon to Health Care, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Reece Museum, Tipton-Haynes History Association, Johnson City Symphony. Elder Christian Church. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited since 1974), Council for Advancement of Small Colleges (chairman public relations 1957-1961), East Tennessee Education Association (chairman public relations 1968-1976), Johnson City Chamber of Chamber (board directors, official city historian 1986-1999), Washington County Tennessee History Association (president), Johnson City Executives Club (president 1961-1962), Kiwanis (secretary-treasurer 1983-1984, board directors, Kiwanian of Year 1995), Theta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha.


    • Married Faith Worrell, August 25, 1941. Children: Ellen Josephine Carpenter, Ray Emerson Junior.
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    Died July 9, 2003
    (aged 86)
    • 1938
      Bethany College
    • 1943
      Butler University
    • 1946
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1939
      St. Vincent College
    • 1940
      Pittsburgh School Accountancy
    • 1955
      University Kentucky
    • 1969
      Ohio State University
    • 1995
      Milligan College
    • 1943 - 1946
      Minister Brentwood Christian Church
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1946 - 1950
      Minister Brentwood Christian Church
      Erwin, North Carolina, United States
    • 1950 - 1968
      executive, secretary in charge business administration and public relations Miligan Coll.ate University
      Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
    • 1968 - 1978
      director, public relations
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