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Minister

Ben F. Wyland, American minister. Ordained to ministry Congressional Church, 1908. Recipient citation from Major General Philip Hayes, 3d Service Command, B'nai B'rith Brotherhood award, St. Petersburg, 1954, Oscar, Community Chest doctor, 1955, citation Metropolitan Council, Inc., 1958, Bethune Cookman College, Edward Waters College, honorary citation Yale Division School, 1982, Key to City of St. Petersburg, 1983.

Background

Wyland, Ben F. was born on March 16, 1882 in Harlan, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank and Mary (Griffith) Wyland.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1905. Bachelor's Degree, Yale, 1908. Master of Divinity, Yale, 1971.

Doctor of Letters, Edward Waters College, 1954.

Career

Pastor, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918—1926, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1926—1936, Brooklyn, 1936—1939. Radio pastor Station KFAB, 1921—1936, exchange pastor to England, 1933. In charge church relations Herbert Hoover's Campaign, Food Small Democracies, 1940—1941.

Executive secretary United Churches Greater St. Petersburg, Florida, 1948—1956, Florida Council Racial Cooperation, St. Petersburg, since 1956. Chairman Committee To Preserve Negro Rights. Founder Negro Girls Welfare Home, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Helping Hand Senior Citizens.

Chairman United Negro College Fund.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Congressional Church, 1908.

Membership

Member of Delta Sigma Phi, Food Commission (chairman), Americanization Committee, Professional Senior Citizens of Eckerd College, Congressional Ministers (president), New York City Association Churches (president board directors), Crime Prevention Society (doctor), Brooklyn Federation Churches (director), American Committee Christian Refugees Brooklyn (executive secretary), American Relief Association (director), Kiwanian, Mason (32 degree. K.T.), Alpha Chi Rho.

Connections

Married Ada D. Beach, January 14, 1909. Children: Gordon B., Hugh C., Robert B., Molly G. Married Mildred E. Oeschger, May 5, 1955.

father:
Frank Wyland

mother:
Mary (Griffith) Wyland

spouse:
Ada D. Beach

spouse:
Mildred E. Oeschger

child:
Gordon B. Wyland

child:
Hugh C. Wyland

child:
Robert B. Wyland

child:
Molly G. Wyland