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Harry Laity Bowlby

Clergyman

Harry Laity Bowlby, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Bowlby, Harry Laity was born on January 26, 1874 in near Asbury, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert Melroy and Elizabeth (DeHart) Bowlby.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1901, A.M., 1903. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1904. Doctor of Divinity, Washington (Tennessee) College, 1917.

Career

Virginia. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1904. Pastor First Church, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1905-1913. General secretary Lord’s Day Alliance United States, 1913-1954.

Class of 1901 agent of Princeton University, 5 year term. On The Lord’s Day Alliance Board of Mgrs. Life member Oregon Trail Memorial Association.

Member board directors Allied Patriotic Socs. of America. Founder and life member American Pioneer Trails Association. President David Lawrence Pierson History Library Memorial Association Service with Young Men’s Christian Association in military camps, 1917-1918.

Visiting speaker by official appointment to the United States Naval Stations and bases and army forts and camps, from 1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous articles on Sabbath and Sunday subjects. Contributor to secular and religious publications.

Membership

Mason.; Clubs: Clergy, Fraternities, Princeton (New York City).

Connections

Married Bertha H. Watson, November 6, 1909.

father:
Robert Melroy Bowlby

mother:
Elizabeth (DeHart) Bowlby

spouse:
Bertha H. Watson