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Clergyman

Bruce Simpson Wright, American clergyman.

Background

Wright, Bruce Simpson was born on February 24, 1879 in Eldred, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Albert Josiah and Bertha (Simpson) Wright.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1905, Doctor of Divinity, 1920.

Career

Pastor First Methodist Episcopal Church, Fredonia, New York, 1905-1912, Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1912-1915, American Church, Manila, P.I., 1915-1918, Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Albany, New York, 1918-1920, Asbury-Delaware Methodist Episcopal Church, Buffalo, New York, 1920-1933, Old Stone Methodist Episcopal Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1934-1936, First Methodist Church, Erie, Pennsylvania, since 1936. Chairman American Defense Committee, P.I., World War. Dean of Summer Graduate School for Ministers, Silver Lake, New York Exchange preacher to British Isles, 1923-1926.

Membership

Member Commision on World Peace of Methodist Episcopal Church Trustee Allegheny College. Member of advisory council American Brotherhood for the Blind. President Erie Ministerial Association, 1941.

Member Young Men’s Christian Association, Phi Delta Theta, International Society Theta Phi. Mason (32°,Kiloton). Clubs: University, Round Table, Rotary, Literary Union.

Connections

Married Margarette Catherine Armstrong, October 30, 1907. Children: Harriet Esther, Elizabeth Anne, Robert Bruce.

father:
Albert Josiah Wright

mother:
Bertha (Simpson) Wright

spouse:
Margarette Catherine Armstrong

child:
Harriet Esther Wright

child:
Elizabeth Anne Wright

child:
Robert Bruce Wright