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clergyman and educator

Henry Irvin Stahr, American clergyman and educator.


Stahr, Henry Irvin was born on November 6, 1880 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Isaac Summers and Hannah Camilla (Applebach) Stahr.


Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1901, A.M., 1904, Doctor of Divinity, 1926. Student Theological Seminary of Reformed Church, 1905-1908, Graduate School Cornell University, 1908-1909. Doctor of Laws from Ursinus College, Pennsylvania, 1935.

Doctor of Humanities, Cedar Crest College, 1948.


Ordained ministry Reformed Church in the United States, 1910. Pastor Faith Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1910-1917, Christ Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1917-1926, Emmanuel Church, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1926-1930. Executive secretary. Board of Christian Education of the Reformed Church, 1930-1934.

President Hood College, Frederick, Maryland., 1934-1948, president emeritus since July 1948. Pastor Christ Evangelical Church, Boston, 1949-1956.


Member of the board of trustees and Executive Committee Central Public House, Cleveland, 1941-1953. Member of the board of directors and Executive Committee Community Chest of Frederick, Inc. (president 1938-1948).

Member and secretary Commision on Higher Education. Member Board Christian Education, 1929-1940. Member Pennsylvania Folklore Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, National Education Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pennsylvania German Society, S.A.R., Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Kappa.

Mason.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Alice Webb Stockwell, February 2, 1914. Children: Sarah Louise, Martha Elizabeth, Henry Irvin.

Isaac Summers Stahr

Hannah Camilla (Applebach) Stahr

Alice Webb Stockwell

Sarah Louise Stahr

Martha Elizabeth Stahr

Henry Irvin Stahr