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Clergyman , Editor

Harold Edward Fey, American editor, clergyman. Recipient Distinguished Service award National Congress American Indians, 1955, citation Illinois chapter American Civil Liberties Union, 1964, Leadership in Christan Journalism award Christian Church, 1969; Disciples Peace Fellowship award, 1981; Sutphin lecturer Indiana Central College, 1972; Oreon E. Scott lecturer Christian Theological Seminary, 1973.


Fey, Harold Edward was born on October 10, 1898 in Elwood, Indiana, United States. Son of Edward Henry and Eva (Gant) Fey.


Bachelor of Arts, Cotner College, 1922;Bachelor of Divinity, Yale University, 1927;honorary Doctor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1948;Doctor of Letters, Park College, 1960;Doctor of Humanities, Culver Stockton College, 1963.


Ordained to ministry, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1923;minister, 1st Christian Church, Hastings, Nebraska, 1927-1929;professor, Union Theological Seminary, Manila, 1929-1932;editor, World Call magazine, Indianapolis, 1932-1935;editor, Fellowship magazinealso national executive, Fellowship Reconciliation, New York, 1935-1940;field editor, then managing editor, Christian Century, Chicago, 1940-1956;editor-in-chief, Christian Century, 1956-1964;contributing editor, Christian Century, from 1964;professor social ethics, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1964-1968;emeritus, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, from 1968;editor, World Council Churches ecumenical history committee, from 1968. President Christian Century Foundation, 1956-1964, Associated Church Press, 1951-1952. Editor In Common, newsletter.

Also book review editor World Call, from 1964.



Served with United States Army, 1918. Member Council Christian Unity, Consultant on Church Union, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Golda Esper Conwell, July 20, 1922 (deceased). Children: Russell C., Gordon Edward (deceased), Constance Fey Thullen.

Edward Henry Fey

Eva (Gant) Fey

Golda Esper Conwell

Russell C. Fey

Gordon Edward Fey (deceased)

Constance Fey Thullen Fey