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Edgar Howard Stranahan, American clergyman. Member Pi Gamma Mu Fraternity.


Stranahan, Edgar Howard was born on April 10, 1875 in New Paris, Ohio, United States. Son of John and Othelia (Kemp) Stranahan.


Bachelor of Letters, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1898, A.M., 1906. Master Religious Education, Boston University, 1922, Doctor Religious Education, 1927.


Pastor Friends chs. in Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and Iowa until 1917. Professor Bible, Wilmington (O.) College, 1903-1904, 1906-1907. Professor church history, Friends U., Wichita, Kansas, 1907-1911.

Secretary Church Federation, Wichita, 1911-1914. Professor religious education, Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1917-1933. Lecturer on psychology, Grant County, Indiana, Nurses Training School, 1934-1935.

Professor religious education Friends U., Wichita, Kansas, 1936-1940. Dean, William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1940-1943. President Kansas State Sunday School Association, 1914, Iowa State Sunday School Association, 1918-1924.

Member Executive Committee, International Council Religious Education. Chairman of the Board on Christian education, Five Years Meeting of Friends, 1922-1937, chairman of the executive committee, 1935-1937, reading clerk, 1940. President Iowa Council of Christian Education, 1924-1933, and since 1941.

Clerk Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1929-1933 and since 1941. Pastor of the First Friends Church, Marion, Indiana, 1933-1936. President Kansas Council of Christian Education, 1938-1940.

Pastor Minneapolis Friends Church, since 1943.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Lessons in Friends History, 1924. Outline Studies of the Old Testament, 1925. Outline of Friends History, 1930.Editor Friends Graded Sunday School Lessons, 1931. Friends and Baptism, 1938. Contributor to The American Friend.


Member Pi Gamma Mu Fraternity. Clubs: Rotary (president 1929-1930), Lions International, 1933-1936.


Married Irene Dickinson, April. Children: Esther, Ruth (deceased).

John Stranahan

Othelia (Kemp) Stranahan

Irene Dickinson

Esther Stranahan

Ruth Stranahan (deceased)