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James Dirickson Cummins

Clergyman

James Dirickson Cummins, American clergyman. member committee of visitors to Federal Leper Hospital, 1920-1926; member General Committee American Church Congress from 1923; member board directors New Orleans Charity Organisation Society, 1925-1927; member Executive Committee Episcopal City Mission, 1929-1932; Fellow American Geography Society; member Sons of the Revolution.; Mason (K.T.).

Background

Cummins, James Dirickson was born on September 12, 1888 in Smyrna, Delaware, United States. Son of Alfred Lee and Elva Culbreth (Carrow) Cummins.

Education

St. Stephen’s College, 1907. University of Pennsylvania, 1910. Philadelphia Division School, 1913.

Career

1 son, James Dirickson. Deacon, 1913, priest, 1914, Protestant Episcopal Church. Missionary, Diocese of Oregon, 1913-1915.

Curate, St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Parish, New York, 1915-1916. Rector St. Paul’s Parish, Centerville, Maryland., 1916-1919. Elected headmaster St. Paul’s School for Boys, Baltimore (declined), 1919.

Dean and rector of Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1919-1926. Summer special preacher Trinity Church, Boston, Grace Church, New York, York Harbor, Maine, 1923-1926. Archdeacon of East Louisiana, 1920-1926.

Associate minister, Emanuel Church, Boston, 1926-1930. Acting vicar Beaconsfield, England, summer 1930. Rector Church of the Holy Name, Swampscott, 1930-1950, rector emeritus from 1950.

Delegate to General Convention, 1919, 22. Delegate Provincial Synods, 5 times. High school teacher English and ancient history, 1918-1919.

Vice president. Prison Reform Association of Louisiana, 1920-1924. Louisiana delegate American Prison Congress, 1921, 22. Member committee of visitors to Federal Leper Hospital, 1920-1926.

Member General Committee American Church Congress from 1923. Member board directors New Orleans Charity Organisation Society, 1925-1927. Formerly president Church School Union (Boston).

Member Executive Committee Episcopal City Mission, 1929-1932. Trustee Public Library 1939-1948. Also member many diocesan and civic consultant.

Membership

Member committee of visitors to Federal Leper Hospital, 1920-1926. Member General Committee American Church Congress from 1923. Member board directors New Orleans Charity Organisation Society, 1925-1927.

Member Executive Committee Episcopal City Mission, 1929-1932. Fellow American Geography Society. Member Sons of the Revolution.

Mason (K.T.).; Clubs: University, Harvard Musical Association, Appalachian Mountain.

Connections

Married Katharine Whaley, October 4, 1917.

father:
Alfred Lee Cummins

mother:
Elva Culbreth (Carrow) Cummins

spouse:
Katharine Whaley