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Harold Elliott Nicely

clergyman

Harold Elliott Nicely, Syrian clergyman. Recipient honorary citation University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1946; delegate Conference on Faith and Order of World Council Churches, Lund, Sweden, 1952.

Background

Nicely, Harold Elliott was born on December 24, 1900 in Beirut, Syria. Son of John Washington and Helen Nesbit (Mount) N. (parents United States citizens).

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Chicago, 1921. Th.B., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1924, A.M., Princeton, 1924. Graduate student Westminster College, Cambridge, England, 1924-1925.

Doctor of Divinity, Washington and Jefferson College, 1941.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1924. Pastor Westminster Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1926-1930, Central Brick Church, East Orange, New Jersey, 1930-1938, Brick Church, Rochester, since 1938. Lecturer homiletics Colgate-Rochester Division School, since 1942.

Works

  • Author: What Religion Does to Men, 1936.

Membership

Member of committee of direction Federal Council Churches Commision on Just and Durable Peace. Member; member general board National Council Churches of Christ in United States of America Trustee Princeton Theological Seminary. Member Rochester Chamber of Commerce (trustee), Psi Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Genesee Valley, Rochester Country, Rochester City (president 1945-1946), Pundits (Rochester).

Connections

Married Dorothy Russell Abbott, June 26, 1926. Children: Patricia Elliott, William Abbott, John Washington.

father:
John Washington United States

mother:
Helen Nesbit (Mount) N. (parents United States

spouse:
Dorothy Russell Abbott

children:
Patricia Elliott Nicely

William Abbott Nicely

John Washington Nicely