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Fred Hoskins

clergyman , educator.

Fred Hoskins, American clergyman, educator. Member Federation Churches Greater Chicago (director), Council Religious Education Oak Park and River Forest (president).


Hoskins, Fred was born on January 8, 1906 in Allenville, Illinois, United States. Son of John Warren and Phoebe Della (Mann) Hoskins.


Bachelor of Arts, Illinois College, Jacksonville, 1926, Doctor of Divinity, 1939. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1932. Honorary Doctor of Divinity Doane College, 1956, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1957, Eden Theological Seminary, 1959, Drake U., 1959.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Rollins College, 1958. Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1958. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Ursinus College, 1961.


Ordained to ministry Disciples of Christ Church, 1927. Director religious education Central Christian Church, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1926-1928. Director religious education United Congressional Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1928-1937, pastor, 1937-1946.

Pastor Plymouth Congressional Church, Des Moines, 1946-1950, First Congressional Church, Oak Park, 1950-1956. Minister and secretary General Council Congressional Christian Churches, 1956-1961. Co-president United Church of Christ, 1957-1961.

Professor parish ministry Chicago Theological Seminary, 1962-1964. Pastor Garden City (Long Island) Community Church (United Church of Christ), since 1964. Chairman, Council for Social Action Congressional Christian Churches, 1952-1954.

Member general board National Council Churches Christ, chairman general planning and program committee Vice chairman, director Chicago Theological Seminary, 1951-1956, 64. Director Save the Children Foundation, Plymouth Place Home. Alumni advisory body Planned Parenthood Association, Chicago.

Chairman of the board of trustees Illinois College, director alumni fund.


  • Author: Servants of the Eternal Christ. Co-author: (with others) Great Phrases of the Christian Religion. Co-editor: A Book of Worship for Free Churches.

    Pilgrim Hymnal.


Member Federation Churches Greater Chicago (director), Council Religious Education Oak Park and River Forest (president).


Married Alice Evelyn Gardner, September 15, 1927. Children: Robert Warren, Theodore Gardner, Mary Ellen.

John Warren Hoskins

Phoebe Della (Mann) Hoskins

Alice Evelyn Gardner

Robert Warren Hoskins

Theodore Gardner Hoskins

Mary Ellen Hoskins