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Ellis Beaver Burgess

Clergyman

Ellis Beaver Burgess, American clergyman. member Executive Board U.L.C.A., 1922-1930 and 1932-1940; member Executive Committee National Lutheran Council, 1930-1941, president 1937-1941.

Background

Burgess, Ellis Beaver was born on November 19, 1869 in Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Andrew and Sarah Catherine (Beaver) Burgess.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) College, 1886. A.M., Gettysburg College, 1905. Graduate Gettysburg Theological Seminary, 1893.

Doctor of Divinity, Gettysburg College, 1915. Doctor of Laws, Thiel College, 1930.

Career

Ordained ministry Lutheran Church, 1893. Pastor Avonmore (Pennsylvania) Parish, 1893-1895, Connellsville Parish, 1895-1920. President Pittsburgh Synod of General Synod, 1901-1902.

Statistical secretary General Synod, Lutheran Church, 1905-1918. President Pittsburgh Synod United Lutheran Church, 1919-1930. Missionary superintendent United Lutheran Synod of New York, 1930-1932.

Church extension representative Board of America Missions, 1932. President United Lutheran Synod of New York, 1934-1939. Presiding officer, U.L.C.A., 1922.

Member Executive Board U.L.C.A., 1922-1930 and 1932-1940. Member Executive Committee National Lutheran Council, 1930-1941, president 1937-1941, member of the board of Protestant Deaconesses, 1920-1930. Author: The General Synod in Western Pennsylvania, 1904.

Memorial History of the Pittsburgh Synod, 1926. Editor of Centennial History of the Borough of Connellsville. Ministerial Register of The United Lutheran Synod of New York.

The Lutherans of Western Pennsylvania. Home: 73 Haldane St., Crafton, Pittsburgh 5, Pa.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The General Synod in Western Pennsylvania, 1904. Memorial History of the Pittsburgh Synod, 1926. Editor of Centennial History of the Borough of Connellsville.Ministerial Register of The United Lutheran Synod of New York. The Lutherans of Western Pennsylvania.

Membership

Member Executive Board U.L.C.A., 1922-1930 and 1932-1940. Member Executive Committee National Lutheran Council, 1930-1941, president 1937-1941.

Connections

Married Fannie Louise Brinkerhoff, June 13, 1893. Children: Ellis Shields, Milton Valentine.

father:
Andrew Burgess

mother:
Sarah Catherine (Beaver) Burgess

spouse:
Fannie Louise Brinkerhoff

child:
Ellis Shields Burgess

child:
Milton Valentine Burgess