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Eugene Rodman Shippen

Clergyman

Eugene Rodman Shippen, American clergyman. award; honorary. member Puddingstone Club, Boston; member American Guild of Organists (Boston chapter), Delta Phi.

Background

Shippen, Eugene Rodman was born on January 30, 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Rush Rhees and Zoë (Rodman) Shippen.

Education

Preparatory education, Roxbury Latin School, Boston, and Emerson Institute, Washington. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1887. Studied Harvard Division School.

University of Oxford, 1893-1894. Doctor of Divinity, Meadville Theological School, 1925.

Career

Ordained Unitarian ministry, 1892, pastor Wichita, Kansas, 1890-1893, First Parish, Dorcester, Massachusetts, 1894-1907. McQuaker Trust lecturer, Scotland, 1908. Pastor Church of Our Father, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1908-1910, First Unitarian Congressional Church, Detroit, 1910-1918.

Special representative War Camp Community Service, 1918-1920. Pastor Second Church, Boston, 1920-1929, retired Harvard University guest preacher, 1925. Incorporator The Ingleside Club, Detroit.

Organizer Religious Arts Guild, president, 1922-1928. President North End Union (neighborhood house), Boston, 1925-1928. President Harvard Divinity School Alumni, 1928-1929.

President University Club, Winter Park, 1936-1937. Founder of Golden Rose Poetry award. Honorary member Puddingstone Club, Boston.

Honorary member American Guild of Organists (Boston chapter), Delta Phi.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Nativity and the Consecration of Sir Galahad (pageants). Verses Grave and Gay.

Membership

Member Puddingstone Club, Boston. Member American Guild of Organists (Boston chapter), Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Herrick Blount, April. Children: Harold Blonut, Zoë, Sylvia, Eugene Rodman.

father:
Rush Rhees Shippen

mother:
Zoë (Rodman) Shippen

spouse:
Elizabeth Herrick Blount

child:
Harold Blonut Shippen

child:
Zoë Shippen

child:
Sylvia Shippen

child:
Eugene Rodman Shippen