Charles William Drees, American missionary. member of Joint commn.
Drees, Charles William was born on September 13, 1851 in Xenia, Ohio, United States. Son of Tobias and Maria Susan (Hypes) Drees.
Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1871, A.M., 1874 (Doctor of Divinity, 1887). Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1874.
Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1874. Sent as missionary to Mexico, 1874. Superintendent Methodist missions, in Mexico, 1878-1885, district superintendent, 1885-1886.
Superintendent in S.A., 1887-1900. Founder Methodist missions in P.R., and superintendent 4 years. Legal representative and treasurer, Board of Foreign Missions Methodist Episcopal Church in Mexico, S.A. and P.R., successively 1878-1912.
Appointed by Argentine Government chief of staff official translators and interpreters at Pan-American Conference, Buenos Aires, 1910, International Law Congress, same, 1923, and Pan-American Red Cross Congress, 1923. Appointed by American Bible Society member of Joint commission for preparation of new Spanish version of the New Testament, 1912. Founder Theological Seminary and Methodist Institute, Puebla, Mexico, 1875.
Principal Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires, 1891-1893. Delegate General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1896, 1904. 16 reserve delegate, 1908 and 1924.