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James Henry Straughn, American bishop. Mason. Knights of Pythias Lecturer.

Background

Straughn, James Henry was born on June 1, 1877 in Centreville, Maryland, United States. Son of James Henry and Laura (Simmons) Straughn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, 1899, A.M., 1901, Doctor of Divinity, 1921. Bachelor of Divinity, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1901.

Doctor of Laws, Adrian College, 1937, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1941, Allegheny College, 1941.

Career

Ordained Methodist Protestant ministry, 1903. Pastor various chs., Washington, District of Columbia, Lyncnburg, Virginia, Laurel, Delaware, and Baltimore. President denominational Christian Endeavor Union, 1904-1908.

President West Lafayette College, 1906-1910. Treasurer and promotional secretary Methodist Protestant Church, 1928-1932. President General Conference, same, 1936-1939.

Bishop Methodist Church, Pittsburgh Area, 1940-1948, retired 1948. Delegate Ecumenical Methodist Conference, London, 1921. Universal Christian Council on Life and Work, Oxford, England, 1937.

President board of trustees Western Maryland.

Membership

Mason. Knights of Pythias Lecturer.

Connections

Married Clara Bellamy Morgan, June 1, 1904.

father:
James Henry Straughn

mother:
Laura (Simmons) Straughn

spouse:
Clara Bellamy Morgan