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Ivan Lee Holt, American clergyman, bishop. Awarded Distinguished Service medal University of Chicago, also Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for outstanding leadership in American.

Background

Holt, Ivan Lee was born on January 9, 1886 in De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. Son of Robert Paine and Ella (Thomas) Holt.

Education

Graduate Fordyce (Arkansas) Training School, 1901. Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University 1904. University of Chicago, 1907-1910, Doctor of Philosophy., 1909.

Traveled and studied in Europe, 1911, 21, 22. Doctor of Divinity, Central College, 1918, Duke, 1933. Doctor of Laws, Southern College, 1929, Emory University, 1934, U. Arkansas 1937.

Doctor of Letters, Ohio Wesleyan. S.T.D., Syracuse; Doctor of Laws, Southern Methodist U. D. D., Toronto U. 1947.

Doctor of Humane Letters, McLendon College, 1962.

Career

; 1 son Ivan; married second, Mistress H. A. Carithers, 1950 (deceased). Married 3d, Mistress Modena M. Rudiswell, April 15, 1966. Professor Greek and Latin, Stuttgart (Arkansas) Training School, 1904-1907.

Ordained to ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1909. Pastor University Church, St. Louis, 1909-1911, Centenary Church, Cape Girardeau, 1911-1915. Professor O.T. literature Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1915-1918, also chairman theological faculty and chaplain of university.

Pastor St. John’s Church, St. Louis, 1918-1938. Bishop of Methodist Church 1938-1944. Bishop in charge of Methodist Confs. in Missouri, since 1944, and in Latin American.

Visiting minister Community Church in Shanghai, 1935. Visiting minister Deer Park Congressional Church, Toronto, 1939. President Board Pensions, Methodist Church (Missouri Corporation).

President, Federal Council Churches of Christ in American. President Church Federation, St. Louis. Member general conference and general board education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Trustee Southern Methodist U., Central College. Chairman Commision on Christian Unity of Federal Council. Member Executive Committee Edinburgh-Oxford Continuation Coms.

Member Executive Committee World Alliance for International Friendship. Representative American Protestantism at a special meeting of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, summer 1939. Delegate World Confs., Oxford and Edinburgh, 1937, European Methodist Conference Copenhagen, 1939, North America Ecumenical Conference, Toronto, 1940.

Chairman Methodist Ecumenical Council. Member central committee, vice chairman United States section, World Council of Churches. Trustee Church Peace Union.

Chairman Commision on Ritual and Order of Worship of Methodist Church. President Methodist History Society, vice chairman Commision on Interdenominational Relations. Member Federal Council Commision on Worship Research, International Justice and Goodwill.

1st president World Methodist Council.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Return of Spring to Man’s Soul, 1934. The Search for a New Strategy in Protestantism. The Missouri Bishops.The Life of Eugene Russell Hendrix. The Methodists of the World. Yesterday Speaks to Today.Contributor to mags. and periodicals. Traveled in China, Japan and Australia, 1935 as a fraternal messenger from the Federal Council of Churches in America to the National Christian Councils of China, Japan, and Australia.

Membership

Member general conference and general board education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Member Executive Committee Edinburgh-Oxford Continuation Coms. Member Executive Committee World Alliance for International Friendship.

Member central committee, vice chairman United States section, World Council of Churches. Member Federal Council Commision on Worship Research, International Justice and Goodwill. Member American Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Religious Education Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Mason (33°, Shriner). Clubs: Noonday, University Missouri Athletic, Kiwanis, Advertising, Sandwich, Glen Echo Country.

Connections

Married Leland Burks, June 6, 1906 (deceased.; married second, Mistress.; married 3d, Mistress.

father:
Robert Paine Holt

mother:
Ella (Thomas) Holt

spouse:
Leland Burks

spouse:
Mistress

spouse:
Mistress