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Clergyman

Edgar James Helms, American clergyman. Club: Twentieth Century. Lectures on city missionary, social and religious subjects.

Background

Helms, Edgar James was born on January 19, 1863 in Malone, New York, United States. Son of William S. and Lerona (Sherwin) Helms.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Cornell College, Iowa, 1889, Doctor of Divinity, 1911. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1893. Post-grad student, Harvard, 1894.

Study in Europe, 1 year as Jacob Sleeper fellow, Boston University, 1899.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1896. Founder Boston University Settlement, Hull St., Boston, 1892. Superintendent Boston Missionary and Church Extension Society, 1893-1895.

Minister and superintendent Morgan Memorial Institutional Church, Boston, 1895. Superintendent Morgan Memorial Cooperative Industries and Stores, Inc. Superintendent National Cooperative Relief Association Professor evangelism Boston University School of Theology, 1916.

Pastor Church of All Nations, Boston, dean School for Training Christian Leaders, 1917. Executive secretary bureau of Goodwill Industries, Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1919. Executive secretary National Association of Goodwill Industries, Inc., 1934.

Membership

Club: Twentieth Century. Lectures on city missionary, social and religious subjects.

Connections

Married Eugenia Preston, of Sac City, Iowa, June 12, 1892.; married second, Grace Preston, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, August 11, 1901. Children: Pauline, Ruth, William.

father:
William S. Helms

mother:
Lerona (Sherwin) Helms

spouse:
Eugenia Preston

spouse:
Grace Preston

child:
Pauline Helms

child:
Ruth Helms

child:
William Helms