Ernest Lyon Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, New Orleans U., 1888, A.M. Special course at Union Theological Seminary. Doctor of Divinity, Wiley U., Kittel College.
Doctor of Laws, Liberia College.
Entered Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1882. Pastor La Teche, Louisiana, 1883, Mallalieu Church, 1886, Thompson Church, 1889, and Simpson Church, 1891, all in New Orleans. Appointed S.S. agent for Conference, 1894.
Special agent Freedman’s Aid and Southern Ednl. Society, 1895; pastor St. Mark’s Church, New York, 1896, John Wesley Church, Baltimore, 1901. Founded Maryland. Industrial and Agricultural Institute for education of colored youths.
Minister resident and consul-general of the United States at Monrovia, Liberia, 1903-1911. Consul-general of Liberia at Washington, April 28, 1911-1913. Agent Board of Education for Liberia.
Again pastor John Wesley Church, Baltimore. Now pastor Ames Memorial Church Manager Summer School Theology of Washington and Delaware conferences of Methodist Episcopal Church Appointed, 1896, auxiliary member Republican National Committee, to which all matters referring to colored vote of East were referred. Also of advisory board appointed by National Committee, 1900.
Chairman, colored division Maryland. Council of Defense, World War. President Local Branch National Equal Rights League.
President Afro-American Civic League Maryland. Member American Academy Political and Social Science, West African Society, London, England. Knight, Order African Redemption, Liberia.
Member American Academy Political and Social Science, West African Society, London, England. Knight, Order African Redemption, Liberia. Mason (33°).
Married Marie Wright. Children: Mistress Maude A. Morris, Mistress Anabelle Walker, Ernest Harrison, Monroe.