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Howard Vincent Harper

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Howard Vincent Harper, American clergyman, author. Member religious advising committee National Safety Council, 1961. Board of directors North Conway Institute Alcoholics and Alcoholism, Boston, 1960-1967.; Member Psi Upsilon.

Background

Harper, Howard Vincent was born on June 1, 1904 in Kenton, Ohio, United States. Son of Earl Vincent and Grace (Howard) Harper.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Kenyon College, 1927, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1953. Bachelor of Divinity cum laude, Bexley Hall, Gambier, Ohio, 1930.

Career

May 1968); married second, Josephine Montgomery Williams, June 7, 1969. Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1931. Served as pastor in Cleveland, 1931-1933, Hudson, Ohio, 1933-1935, Waycross, Georgia, 1935-1940, The Plains, Virginia, 1940-1942, Jackson, Michigan, 1942-1953.

Assistant to bishop of Michigan, 1952-1953. Nat. director laymen’s work Episcopal Church, 1953-1967. Honorary canon St. Paul’s Cathedral, Detroit, 1952-1978.

Founder, 1st president National Diocesan Press, 1938.

Works

  • Author: Days and Customs of All Faiths, 1957. Customs and Holidays Around the World, 1963. The Vestryman’s Manual, 1964.

    Profiles of Protestant Saints, 1967. The Episcopalian’s Dictionary, 1974. Also numerous articles, tracts and syndicated column Days and Customs of All Faiths, 1952-1978.

    Associate editor Southern Churchman.

Membership

Member religious advising committee National Safety Council, 1961. Board of directors North Conway Institute Alcoholics and Alcoholism, Boston, 1960-1967. Member Psi Upsilon.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Lane, December 2, 1935 (deceased.; married second, Josephine Montgomery Williams, June 7, 1969.

father:
Earl Vincent Harper

mother:
Grace (Howard) Harper

spouses:
Elizabeth Lane

Josephine Montgomery Williams