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Clergyman , Church official

James Rauch Stein, American clergyman, church official. Member Pennsylvania German Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, (Philadelphia), Lebanon County History Society, Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League. Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Stein, James Rauch was born on April 18, 1868 in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George W. and Caroline Henry (Rauch) Stein.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1893, A.M., 1896, Doctor of Divinity, 1921. Graduate Theological Seminary Reformed Church in the United States, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1897.

Career

Joseph Henry, Mistress Caroline Rauch Gibson, Eleanor Robb, Doctor of Medicine Review James Rauch and George Harnish, M.D. Began career as teacher in public schools for 6 years. Teacher Mercersberg Academy, 1893. Ordained Reformed Church ministry, 1897.

Assistant pastor First Church, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1897. Pastor St. Stephen’s Church, Perkasie, 1898-1900, St. John’s Church, Harrisburg, 1900-1911, Christ Church, Bethlehem, 1911-1917, First Church, Wilkes-Barre, 1917-1923, Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1923-1926. Stated clerk General Synod Reformed Church in the United States, 1909-1934.

Stated clerk General Synod Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1934-1938. Retired June 25, 1938, Continues as stated clerk Eastern Synod, 1909-1942. President Philadelphia Classis of Reformed Church, 1933 (stated clerk, 1944), Philadelphia Ministerial Association since 1941.

Supply pastor Calvary Reformed Church, Philadelphia, 1942, Heidelberg Church, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, 1943, St. Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, 1944-1945, St. Matthews Church, Philadelphia, 1946. St. Luke’s Church, Philadelphia, 1947. Representative to Pennsylvania Council of Churches.

Member Philadelphia Council Churches.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Minutes of Eastern Synod of Reformed Church in the United States (annual). Minutes of General Synod of Evangelical and Reformed Church (biennial), 1909-1938. Minutes of Philadelphia Classes, 1943-1946.Co-editor Statistical Tables Evangelical and Reformed Church (Annual), 1935-1939.

Membership

Member Pennsylvania German Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, (Philadelphia), Lebanon County History Society, Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League. Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Blanche Marie Harnish (Bryn Mawr), June 14, 1898. Children: Review.

father:
George W. Stein

mother:
Caroline Henry (Rauch) Stein

spouse:
Blanche Marie Harnish

child:
Rev Stein