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Ira Ford Mcleister

Clergyman

Ira Ford Mcleister, American clergyman.

Background

Mcleister, Ira Ford was born on April 22, 1879 in Taylorsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Campbell) Mcleister.

Education

Educated Purchase Line Academy, Pennsylvania, 1896-1898, Houghton (New York) Seminary (became Houghton College) 1899-1900, Doctor of Divinity, 1936.

Career

Elizabeth (deceased). Began as school teacher 1897. Taught 7 years; appointed pastor Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, 1903.

Sunday School secretary and editor, 1919-1927. Connectional editor, 1927-1943. President The Book Committee of Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America.

President of the board of trustees of Houghton, Central, Miltonvale and Marion colleges, 1935-1943. Director Grace Mission Association, Canadaigua, New York Republican Author: History of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1934. Editor of Wesleyan Methodist (weekly), 1927-1943.

Wesleyan Young People’s Journal (monthly), 1936-1943. General evangelist, 1943. Home: Syracuse, New York†.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1934. Editor of Wesleyan Methodist (weekly), 1927-1943. Wesleyan Young People’s Journal (monthly), 1936-1943.General evangelist, 1943.

Connections

Married Clara Orrell, 1906.

father:
James Mcleister

mother:
Elizabeth (Campbell) Mcleister

spouse:
Clara Orrell