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Clergyman

Dorr Frank Diefendorf, American clergyman. Member book committee, Methodist Book Concern, 1920-1928; member Board Foreign Missions, 1920-1928.; Member General Committee, Department of Research and Ednl. Committee on Worship, and Social Service Department (Federal Council of Churches); member Council for Clinical Training of Theological Students.

Background

Diefendorf, Dorr Frank was born on August 9, 1874 in Canajoharie, New York, United States. Son of John W. and Emma (Keller) Diefendorf.

Education

Graduate Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, 1899. Bachelor of Divinity, 1922. Doctor of Divinity, Dickinson College, 1919.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1900. Pastor Chatham, New Jersey, 1901-1905, Ridgewood, 1905-1907, Roseville Church, Newark, 1907-1920, Calvary, East Orange, New Jersey, 1920-1928. Contributing editor Christian Advocates, 1928-1932.

Lecturer on practical theology, Drew U., 1921-1933, associate professor practical theology and applied Christianity, 1933, professor since 1934, retired July, 1944.

Membership

Member book committee, Methodist Book Concern, 1920-1928. Member Board Foreign Missions, 1920-1928. Member General Committee, Department of Research and Ednl.

Committee on Worship, and Social Service Department (Federal Council of Churches). Member Council for Clinical Training of Theological Students. Clubs: Kappa Chi, Monday.

Connections

Married Mabel A. Runyon, June 15, 1898. Children: Robert Runyon, Katharine (deceased).

father:
John W. Diefendorf

mother:
Emma (Keller) Diefendorf

spouse:
Mabel A. Runyon

child:
Robert Runyon Diefendorf

child:
Katharine Diefendorf (deceased)