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Burdette Boardman Brown

Clergyman , educational welfare worker

Burdette Boardman Brown, American clergyman, educational welfare worker. member Source Research Council.


Brown, Burdette Boardman was born on October 28, 1871 in Andover, New York, United States. Son of Anson D. and Esther J. (French) Brown.


Bachelor of Arts, Alfred U., 1890, A.M., 1891, Doctor of Divinity, 1913. Graduate Chautauqua (New York) School Physical Education, 1895. Studied Wesleyan University, Connecticut, New York University.

Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1898.


Teacher public schools, 1892-1895. Director summer schools physical training, Silver Lake Assembly, New York, 1894-1896. Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1898.

Pastor successively Pleasant Valley, Middlefield, and Hartford, Connecticut, until 1904, then Port Washington, and Mamaroneck, New York, until 1913. Secretary and superintendent child welfare activities, Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1911. Inaugurated Epworth League Institute, New Haven, 1903.

Initiated, 1911, Methodist Child Welfare Society (systematized management in behalf of neglected and destitute children), and in 1922 founded the Child Welfare Society (work to be carried on in public and private schools along lines of right conduct, good manners and dramatic method in moral education). Member Source Research Council. Elected a founder of School of Philosophy, University of Southern California Home: 817 New York New York‡.


Member Source Research Council.


Married Antoinette F. Fullerton, of New Haven, Connecticut, 1899.

Anson D. Brown

Esther J. (French) Brown

Antoinette F. Fullerton