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Clergyman

Earl Leroy Douglass, American clergyman. Recipient George Washington Honor medal Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. Mason.

Background

Douglass, Earl Leroy was born on August 22, 1888 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Elisha Peairs and Elvira (Weddle) Douglass.

Education

Graduate Mercersburg Academy, 1909. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1913. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1916, postgraduate, 1923-1925.

Doctor of Divinity, Tusculum College, 1931, Wooster College, 1936. Doctor of Letters, Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1941.

Career

Ordained to ministry, Presbyterian Church, 1917. Pastor First Church, Tonawanda, New York, 1917-1923, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1925-1931, Summit Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1931-1945. Trustee Mercersburg Academy, 49 years.

Chairman General Assembly’s Committee on Tercentenary of Westminster Assembly, 1942-1943. Chairman General Assembly’s Committee to revise the Intermediate Catechism, 1944-1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Prohibition and Common Sense, 1931. The Faith We Live By, 1937. The Douglass Sunday School Lessons (35 edits. of annual commentary on International Sunday School Lessons).The Douglass Devotional, 1964. Syndicates two religious features in 104 newspapers. Contributor reviews and articles to religious mags.

Membership

Mason

Connections

Married Lois Haler, September 4, 1913. Children: Elisha P., Dorothy (Allen).

father:
Elisha Peairs Douglass

mother:
Elvira (Weddle) Douglass

spouse:
Lois Haler

child:
Elisha P. Douglass

child:
Dorothy Douglass (Allen)