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George Washington Switzer

Clergyman

George Washington Switzer, American clergyman. member northwest Indiana Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church Lectures on “Fifty Years in the Ministry”; Mason. Lectured on “Humanics,” November 9, 1939.

Background

Switzer, George Washington was born on November 2, 1854 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. Son of Peter and Catharine (Shambaugh) Switzer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Asbury (now DePauw) U., Greencastle, Indiana, 1881, A.M., 1884, Doctor of Divinity, 1900.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1880. Pastor Plainfleld, Indiana, 1881-1884, Shawnee Mound, 1884-1887, Crawfordsville, 1887-1892, Brazil, 1892-1895, West Lafayette, 1895-1901, La Porte, 1901-1903. Presiding elder, Lafayette District, 1903-1909.

Special appmts., 1910-1911. Pastor Stidham Memorial Church, near Lafayette, 1912-1917, Epworth Memorial, South Bend, 1918, Epworth Memorial Church, Cleveland, O., 1919. Assistant pastor Epworth-Euclid Church, Cleveland, 1920-1922.

Assistant pastor Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church, South Bend, Indiana. President Golden Jubilee Camp Meeting, Battle Ground, Indiana, 1923. President Battle Ground Assembly, 1925-1926, president emeritus, since 1928.

Trustee, De Pauw U., 1924, member Executive Committee.

Membership

Member northwest Indiana Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church Lectures on “Fifty Years in the Ministry”. Mason. Lectured on “Humanics,” November 9, 1939.

Connections

Married Lida Westfall, September 20, 1881.

father:
Peter Switzer

mother:
Catharine (Shambaugh) Switzer

spouse:
Lida Westfall