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Frederick Warren Beekman

Clergyman

Frederick Warren Beekman, American clergyman. Decorated Commander Legion of Honor (France); Officer Order of the White Eagle (Serbia). Member American Library Board of Paris, 1919-1937; member of the Board of Governors American Hospital of Paris since 1918. Sponsor of Fight for Freedom, 1940-1941; Member Beta Theta Pi.; Mason.

Background

Beekman, Frederick Warren was born on February 14, 1871 in Newbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Garret and Elizabeth (Cosgrave) Beekman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1893. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1896. Bachelor of Divinity, Episcopal.

Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1905. Doctor of Divinity, St. John’s College, 1920, Amherst College.

Career

Practiced law, Dayton, O., 1895-1903. Ordained deacon and priest, P.E. Church, 1905. Rector Trinity Church, Woburn, Massachusetts, 1906-1908, St. Peter’s Church, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1908-1912.

Dean Nativity Pro-Cathedral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1912-1917. Dean American Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Paris, France, 1918-1948, dean emeritus since 1948. Chairman of the Executive Committee American Churches in Europe and deputy general Convention Episcopal Church in the United States, 1919-1946.

Founder American Students and Artists Center, Paris, president since 1937. Founder American Battle Cloister, Paris, 1923.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Dean’s Diary (Europe-America, 1938-1943).

Membership

Member American Library Board of Paris, 1919-1937. Member of the Board of Governors American Hospital of Paris since 1918. Sponsor of Fight for Freedom, 1940-1941.

Member Beta Theta Pi. Mason.; Clubs: University, American, St. Cloud Country (Paris).

Connections

Married Margaret Auchmuty Mackay, March 2, 1916.

father:
Garret Beekman

mother:
Elizabeth (Cosgrave) Beekman

spouse:
Margaret Auchmuty Mackay