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Henry Buck Master

Clergyman

Henry Buck Master, American clergyman. member of the board of directors; member finance committee). Young Men’s Christian Association secretary in France, in charge of hut at Gievres 4 months; member Lawton-Wayne Post Spanish War Veterans.; Mason (32°, past grand master Emanuel Chapter Rose Croix).

Background

Master, Henry Buck was born on October 28, 1871 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Buck and Esther Maria (Coxe) Master.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1895, A.M., 1897. Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1898. Doctor of Divinity, Hanover College, 1917, Lafayette College, 1930.

Doctor of Laws, James Millikin and Dubuque universities, 1922. Doctor of Letters, College of Emporia, Kansas, 1928.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1898. Pastor’s assistant, 1st Church, Buffalo, New York, 1898-1900. Acting pastor, same, 1900-1903.

Pastor 1st Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1905-1919. General secretary Board of Pensions, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1919-1937, member of Board, chairman investment committee, 1937-1940. Initiated creation and operation of Service Pension Plan in Presbyterian Churches in United States of America.

Member Layman’s Committee which raised $15,000,000 fund to cover accrued liabilities. Moderator General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in United States of America, Syracuse, New York, 1936.

Membership

Member of the board of directors. Member finance committee). Young Men’s Christian Association secretary in France, in charge of hut at Gievres 4 months.

Member Lawton-Wayne Post Spanish War Veterans. Mason (32°, past grand master Emanuel Chapter Rose Croix). Clubs: Princeton, University, Union League, Midday (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Lucy Olmsted, October 21, 1902. Children: William Olmsted, John Redman Coxe, Henry B., George Olmsted (deceased).

father:
George Buck Master

mother:
Esther Maria (Coxe) Master

spouse:
Lucy Olmsted

child:
William Olmsted Master

child:
Henry B. Master

child:
John Redman Coxe Master

child:
George Olmsted Master (deceased)