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Clarence Evan Pickett

Clergyman

Clarence Evan Pickett, American clergyman. Member National Planning Association (director).

Background

Pickett, Clarence Evan was born on October 19, 1884 in Cissna Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Evan and Huldah (Macy) Pickett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1910. Bachelor of Divinity, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1913. Graduate student Harvard Division School, 1922-1923.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Society of Friends, 1913. Pastor Friends Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 1913-1917, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1917-1919. Secretary Young Friends Organisation of America, 1919-1922.

Professor of Biblical literature Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1923-1929. Executive secretary American Friends Service Committee, 1929-1950, honorary secretary, 1950-1955, executive secretary emeritus, since 1955. Member President’s Commision on Immigration and Naturalization, 1952.

Member international Quaker Team at United Nations Assembly, 1950-1955. Member Peace Corps National Advisory Council, since 1961. Chairman Philadelphia Police Advisory Board, since 1963.

Co-chairman National Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy, 1957-1963. Board directors United States Committee for Refugees, since 1959. Honorary consul general for Japan.

Philadelphia, since 1959.

Membership

Member National Planning Association (director).

Connections

Married Lilly Peckham, June 25, 1913. Children: Rachel Joy, Carolyn Hope.

father:
Evan Pickett

mother:
Huldah (Macy) Pickett

spouse:
Lilly Peckham

child:
Rachel Joy Pickett

child:
Carolyn Hope Pickett