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Fred Ernest Britten

Clergyman , lecturer

Fred Ernest Britten, American clergyman, lecturer. member National Prohib. Committee from Michigan, 1896-1904.

Background

Britten, Fred Ernest was born on April 4, 1860 in Livingston Company, Michigan, United States. Son of Augustus Wadsworth and Samantha (Potter) Britten.

Education

Graduate University of Michigan, 1884.

Career

Began preaching at 20. Ordained to Baptist ministry, October, 1884. Pastor Baptist church, Faribault, Minnesota, 1884-1886.

Professor psychology and ethics and pastor college church, Central University of Iowa, 1886-1889. Pastor and missionary in Nebraska, 1889-1893. Pastor Baptist church, Albion, Michigan, 1893-1898.

National lecturer Prohibition party. Member National Prohib. Committee from Michigan, 1896-1904.

Chairman State Prohib. Committee of Michigan, 1898-1902. Lecturer at Chautauquas, etc.

Prohibition candidate for mayor of Detroit, 1902. Founder and preacher of Gospel Prohibition Association, Boston, 1903. President Boston Development corporation since 1905.

Residence: Cambridge, Massachusetts Office: Old South Building, Boston.

Membership

Member National Prohib. Committee from Michigan, 1896-1904.

Connections

Married Manistee, Michigan, April.

father:
Augustus Wadsworth Britten

mother:
Samantha (Potter) Britten

spouse:
Manistee