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Henry Orrin Thompson, American minister, archaeologist. Recipient Mayor's Proclamation, Fairfield, New Jersey, 1981; Research grant, Drew University, 1959, United States State Department, 1972-1973.


Thompson, Henry Orrin was born on October 23, 1931.


Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1953. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Drew University, 1964.

Master of Science in Education, Syracuse University, 1971. Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, Jersey City State College, 1975. Diploma in school psychology, Jersey City State College, 1976.

Postgraduate in cognitive psychology, Rutgers University, 1978—1980.


Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1956. Pastor Neshanic Station, Centerville, Mount Zion, New Jersey, 1956—1959, Jersey City United Methodist Church, 1959—1961. Lecturer Upsala College, 1961—1962.

Instructor Colgate Rochester Division School, 1962—1963. Lecturer Syracuse University, New York, 1963—1964. Assistant professor, 1964—1967.

Associate professor New York Theological Seminary, 1967—1969. Professor, 1969—1970, 1970—1974. Pastor Bayonne United Methodist Church, New Jersey, 1969—1970, Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1974—1981.

Adjunct professor University Jordan, 1971—1972, Jersey City State College, 1975—1976. Director American Center Oriental Research, 1971—1972. Visiting professor ACOR, 1972—1973.

Pastoral counselor American Institute Human Relations, Boonton, New Jersey, 1974—1981. Adjunct assistant professor Unification Theological Seminary, 1977—1979. Associate professor, 1979—1987.

Professor, since 1987. Visiting associate professor Oberlin College, Ohio, 1980. Senior fellow School Nursing, University Pennsylvania, 1981—1987.

Adjunct professor ethics, since 1987. Visiting faculty Eastern College, Pennsylvania, 1985. With United States Air Force, 1953-1955.



Member of University Museum (Philadelphia), International Association for Gandhi Studies, Professors World Peace Academy, Carl Michalson Society of Drew University (president 1979-1981, board directors since 1977), Global Congress World's Religions, Conference Faith and History, Archaeol. Institute American, American Schools Oriental Research.