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Harry Benton Mccormick

Clergyman

Harry Benton Mccormick, American clergyman. Recipient Hiram College Award for Distinguished Service, 1951. Mason; Club: Kiwanis.

Background

Mccormick, Harry Benton was born on October 27, 1883 in Allen County, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas Hormes and Rosina (Yagerlehner) Mccormick.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hiram (O.) College, 1908. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1915. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Chapman College, California, 1946.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Disciples of Christ Church, 1908. Pastor Lexington, O., 1908-1910. Norwalk, O., 1910-1912, Second Christian Church, New York City.

1912-1915, Crawford Road Church, Cleveland, O., 1915-1918, Woodward Avenue Church, Detroit, 1918-1923. Head of promotion department United Christian Missionary Society, 1923-1930, president, 1945-1951. Church wide ministry Disciples of Christ since 1951.

Made administrative visit to Orient, 1949. Pastor Lakewood (Ohio) Church, 1930-1946. President of International Convention of Disciples of Christ, 1939.

Chairman commission of structure and function. 1935-1939; director Greater Cleveland Church Federal, 1932-1946, president, 1935. Director Ohio Christian Missionary Society, 1930-1946.

Director Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 1943-1944. Trustee Hiram College. Former trustee Disciples House, Chautauqua, New York, College of the Bible (Lexington, Kentucky).

Delegate World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, 1948.

Membership

Mason; Club: Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Edna Grace Templin, December 31, 1908.

father:
Thomas Hormes Mccormick

mother:
Rosina (Yagerlehner) Mccormick

spouse:
Edna Grace Templin