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Minister

Henry Wilder Foote was an American Unitarian minister.

Background

Foote, Henry Wilder was born on February 2, 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Wilder and Frances Anne (Eliot) Foote.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1897, A.M., 1900, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1902. S.T.D., Pacific Untarian School for Ministry, 1929. Doctor of Divinity, Meadville Theological School, 1941.

Career

Ordained, 1902; pastor of First Church, New Orleans, 1902-1906. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1906-1910. Secretary of education department, American Unitarian Association, 1909-1914.

Assistant of professor preaching and parish administration, secretary of the faculty of Harvard Division School, 1914-1924. Executive secretary of Centenary Commission American Unitarian Association, 1924-1925. Pastor of First Church, Belmont (Massachusetts), 1924-1940, pastor of emeritus, since 1940.

Pastor of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1943-1945.

Works

Membership

Member of the board of trustees Hampton (Virginia) Institute. Member Hymn Society American (president 1941-1942), Massachusetts History Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts, American Antiquarian Society. Clubs: Union (Boston).

Connections

Married Eleanor Tyson Cope, June 22, 1903. Children: H. Wilder, Agnes Cope, Arthur, Caleb, Elizabeth Stewardson.

father:
Henry Wilder Foote

mother:
Frances Anne (Eliot) Foote

spouse:
Eleanor Tyson Cope

child:
H. Wilder Foote

child:
Agnes Cope Foote

child:
Arthur Foote

child:
Caleb Foote

child:
Elizabeth Stewardson Foote