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Clergyman

Clarence True Wilson, American clergyman, temperance secretary.

Background

Wilson, Clarence True was born on April 24, 1872 in Milton, Delaware, United States. Son of John A. B. and Mary (Jefferson) Wilson.

Education

St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland. Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California, 1894. Bachelor of Divinity, McClay College of Theology, Los Angeles, 1895. Bachelor of Philosophy, San Joaquin Valley College, 1897. Doctor of Divinity, St. John’s College, 1900. Doctor of Laws, Washington College, 1925.

Career

Ordained deacon Methodist Episcopal Church at 18, elder at 20. Pastor Seaford, Delaware, 1889-1891, Seacliff, Long Island, New York, 1891-1894, Pasadena, California, 1895-1898, San Diego, 1898-1901, St. Luke’s Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1901-1905, Grace Church, Portland, Oregon, 1905-1910. President Oregon Anti-Saloon League, 1906-1908.

Nat. secretary Temperance Society of Mechanical Engineers Church, September 1, since 1910. General secretary Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, since 1910. Erected the Methodist Building in Washington as headquarters for temperance forces.

Author: Dry or Die; The Anglo-Saxon Dilemma, 1913. Pocket Cyclopedia of Temperance, 1915. The Divine Right of Democracy.

The Case for Prohibition. That Flame of Living Fire. The Life of Matthews Simpson, Patriot Preacher, Prophet.

Home: Gresham, Ore.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Dry or Die. The Anglo-Saxon Dilemma, 1913. Pocket Cyclopedia of Temperance, 1915. The Divine Right of Democracy.The Case for Prohibition. That Flame of Living Fire. The Life of Matthews Simpson, Patriot Preacher, Prophet.

Connections

Married Maude Akin, November 28, 1907. Children: Virginia, Mary Elizabeth.

father:
John A. B. Wilson

mother:
Mary (Jefferson) Wilson

spouse:
Maude Akin

child:
Virginia Wilson

child:
Mary Elizabeth Wilson