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Edwin Holt Hughes, American bishop. Member Joint Hymnal communications of America Methodism; Member Delta Tau Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.


Hughes, Edwin Holt was born on December 7, 1866 in Moundsville, West Virginia, United States. Son of Review Thomas B. and Louisa (Holt) Hughes.


Student West Virginia University and Iowa College. Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan, 1889, A.M., 1892, Doctor of Divinity, 1904, Doctor of Laws, 1909. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1892.

S.T.D., Syracuse University, 1903. Doctor of Laws, De Pauw U., 1908, University of Maine, 1919.


H. Remy), Edwin Holt, Ebbert Magee, Caroline R. (Mistress Waiter S. Harban), Morris Sharp (now deceased), Anna Louise (Mistress Mayo Soley, now deceased), Francis Montgomery. Ordained to ministry of Mechanical Engineering Church, 1892. Pastor Newton Center, Massachusetts, 1892-1896, Malden, Massachusetts, 1896-1903.

President De Pauw U., 1903-1908. Bishop Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1908. Senior bishop Mechanical Engineering Church, and Methodist Church, 1936-1940.

Retired 1940; recalled Washington area, 1943, Wisconsin area, 1947. Retired 1948. Former member of Indiana State Board Education. Trustee Carnegie Foundation.

President State Teachers’ Association of Indiana, 1904. Chairman Committee of One Hundred, religious activities, Panama Exposition, 1915. President Board of Temperance, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932-1940.

Fraternal delegate to English and Irish Methodisms, 1930. Chairman Emergency (War) Commission, Methodist Church, 1941. Acting president Boston University, April-September 1923.

Acting chancellor American University, 1933. Cole lecturer, Vanderbilt University. Mendenhall lecturer, De Pauw U.

New Era lecturer University of Southern California. Fondren lecturer, Southern Methodist University. Rich lecturer, Williamsport Dickinson College, Perkins Lecturer, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Trustee De Pauw University, Ohio Wesleyan University, American University, Dickinson College.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Letters on Evangelism, 1907. Thanksgiving Sermons, 1909. The Teaching of Citizenship, 1909.A Boy’s Religion, 1914. The Bible and Life, 1914. God’s Family, 1926

    • Christianity and Success, 1928.Worship in Music (part author), 1929. Are You an Evangelist?, 1937. Evangelism and Change, 1938.I Was Made a Minister (Autobiography), 1943.


Member Joint Hymnal communications of America Methodism. Member Delta Tau Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Isabel Ebbert, June 8, 1892 (died 1938). Children: Margaret Rebecca (deceased), Isabel (Mistress Wm.)

Review Thomas B. Hughes

Louisa (Holt) Hughes

Isabel Ebbert

Margaret Rebecca Hughes (deceased)

Isabel (Mistress Wm Hughes