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Frank Arthur Mcelwain

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Frank Arthur Mcelwain, American bishop. Member Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason.

Background

Mcelwain, Frank Arthur was born on December 14, 1875 in Warsaw, New York, United States. Son of James Frank and Mary Stewart (Arthur) Mcelwain.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1899. Master of Arts, 1902, Doctor of Divinity, 1913. Bachelor of Divinity, Seabury Division School, Faribault, Minnesota, 1902.

Career

Deacon, 1902, priest, 1903, Protestant Episcopal Church. Pastor chs. in Missouri, 1902-1905. Instructor Seabury Division School, 1905-1907, warden, 1907-1912.

Elected suffragan bishop, consecrated 1912. Bishop of Minnesota, 1917, retired 1943. Also professor pastoral theology Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, 1933-1938, president, dean, 1938-1944, retired Trustee Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

Membership

Member Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Helen Cantwell De Muth, November 17, 1903.; married second, Mabel C. Lofstrom, July 28, 1920. Children: Dorothy De Muth (deceased), Frank Arthur, Mary McDonald.

father:
James Frank Mcelwain

mother:
Mary Stewart (Arthur) Mcelwain

spouse:
Helen Cantwell De Muth

spouse:
Mabel C. Lofstrom

child:
Dorothy De Muth Mcelwain (deceased)

child:
Frank Arthur Mcelwain

child:
Mary McDonald Mcelwain