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James Franklin Devendorf

philanthropist.

James Franklin Devendorf, American philanthropist.

Background

Devendorf, James Franklin was born on April 6, 1856 in Lowell, Michigan, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Grace (Condon) Devendorf.

Education

Educational public schools.

Career

Topographical engineer. President Carmel Development Company. Known as community organizer and patron of art, literature and music.

Founder of Artists’ and Writers’ Colony at Carmel-by-the-Sea, and of Carmel Highlands. Promoter of Carmel Forest Theatre, for prize contests and for production of original drama. Also promoter Carmel Arts and Crafts Society and allied organizations.

Religion

Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Connections

Married Lillie A. Potter. Children: Edwina, Mistress.

father:
Thomas Jefferson Devendorf

mother:
Grace (Condon) Devendorf

spouse:
Lillie A. Potter

children:
Edwina Devendorf

Mrs Devendorf