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administrator , Clergyman , educator

Edward Frederick Ritter, American clergyman, educator, administrator. member of the board of directors Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.

Background

Ritter, Edward Frederick was born on May 22, 1869 in Freemansburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Louis Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (Muench) Ritter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1888, A.M., 1891. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mount Airy, Pennsylvania, 1889-1891. Doctor of Divinity, Thiel College, 1921.

Career

Ordained ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1892. Pastor Unionville, Ontario, Canada, 1892-1894, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1894-1901, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1901-1909, Lancaster, O., 1909-1917, missionary superintendent District Synod of Ohio, 1911-1915, president, 1917-1918, also executive secretary Jubilee Fund. General secretary Thiel College, 1918-1923, acting president, 1921-1923.

General executive Federated Lutheran Benevolent Society, Toledo, O., 1923-1924. Erected chs. at Unionville, Canada, and Sheppton, Pennsylvania, and rebuilt chs. at Scranton and Lancaster. In charge $500,000 campaign for Thiel College, 1920-1922, and of $250,000 Robinwood Hospital campaign, 1924.

General superintendent, manager Robinwood Hospital, Toledo, O., since 1925.

Membership

Member of the board of directors Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.

Connections

Married Hannah Adelia Walter, 1891. Children: Esther Helen, Walter Arthur, Ruth Dorothy, Minnie Irene, Frederick Luther.

father:
Louis Frederick Ritter

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Muench) Ritter

spouse:
Hannah Adelia Walter

child:
Esther Helen Ritter

child:
Walter Arthur Ritter

child:
Ruth Dorothy Ritter

child:
Minnie Irene Ritter

child:
Frederick Luther Ritter