AB, Princeton University, 1928. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Princeton University, 1952. Postgraduate, New College, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1930.
ThB, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1932. Doctor of Divinity, Occidental College, 1941. Doctor of Divinity, Lake Forest College, 1954.
Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette College, 1959. Doctor of Divinity, University Pittsburgh, 1961. Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, 1962.
Doctor of Divinity, Yale University, 1962. Doctor of Divinity, Morgan State University, 1962. Doctor of Divinity, Dickinson College, 1974.
Doctor of Divinity, College of Wooster, 1979. HHD, College Idaho, 1951. HHD, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1961.
Doctor of Laws, Missouri Valley College, 1951. Doctor of Laws, Macalester College, 1961. Doctor of Laws, Alma College, 1962.
Doctor of Laws, Fordham University, 1966. Doctor of Laws, LaSalle College Philadelphia, 1969. Doctor of Letters, Beaver College, 1952.
Data Control Language, Bloomfield College and Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters, Parsons College, 1955. STD, Maryville College, 1958.
He also helped organize and would subsequently participate in the 1963 March on Washington. He would also attend classes at the University of Edinburgh. Blake became a trustee of Princeton Seminary in 1954.
This sermon is considered to be the impetus for the 40-year Consultation on Church Union ecumenical effort to unite ten mainline denominations.
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Junior., Eugene Carson Blake, and eight other civil rights leaders called for a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Doctor King, Doctor.Blake, and the other organizers met with President John F. Kennedy at the White House before the March, and subsequently participated in the demonstration, marching down Constitution Avenue with linked arms.
At the Lincoln Memorial after the March, Doctor Blake spoke following A. Philip Randolph and before John Lewis. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech a few minutes later.
He is buried in Stamford"s Long Ridge Union Cemetery.
They include papers relating to his tenure as stated clerk of the General Assembly, correspondence and addresses, and personal papers from 1940-1966.
Former trustee Princeton Seminary, Occidental College, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Princeton University.
Married Jean Ware Hoyt, June 14, 1974.