Claude Willard Sprouse, American clergyman. Mason.
Sprouse, Claude Willard was born on December 19, 1888 in Luray, Missouri, United States. Son of John Fremont and Lottie Belle (Townsend) Sprouse.
Student Northwestern University, 1910-1912, Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1914, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1916. S.T.D., Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1939, General Theological Seminary, 1950. Doctor of Divinity, Missouri Valley College, 1948.
Ordained ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1916. Successively assistant at St. Johns Cathedral, and rector St. Luke’s Church, both of Denver, St. Mary’s Church, St. Paul, Trinity Church, Houston, Texas. Dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missoury, since 1931.
President Kansas City Council of Churches (2 terms). Chairman Department Missions and president Standing Committee, Diocese of West Missouri Trustee Church Pension Fund. Member joint commission on Church Unity of Protestant Episcopal Church.
Deputy to General Convention 7 times, president House of Clerical and Lay Depts., 1949, 52. Chaplain major 3d Missouri Infantry.
Mason.; Clubs: River, University, Kansas City Country.
Married Beryl Varnell, August 30, 1915. Children: Claude Willard, Beryl.