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Religion and philosophy educator

James Stanley Hamre, American religion and philosophy educator. Attended Summer Seminar for College Teachers National Endowment of the Humanities, University Illinois, 1974, University Maryland, 1988; grantee American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1971.


Hamre, James Stanley was born on October 28, 1931 in Montevideo, Minnesota, United States. Son of Alfred S. and Stella R. (Stokke) Hamre.


Bachelor, Augsburg College, 1953. BTh, Luther Theological Seminary, 1957. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1967.


Instructor, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa., 1959-1960; clergyman, Lutheran Church, Red Lodge, Montana, 1960-1964; professor, Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa., since 1967. Visiting lecturer Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, spring 1976, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, spring 1981.


Board of directors Dem County Organisation, Winnebago County, Iowa, 1987-1988. Member American Society Church History, Society Advancement of Scandinavian Study, Norwegian-American History Association, Concordia History Institute, Lutheran History Conference (board directors 1978-1984, treasurer 1982-1984).


Married Corrine C. Benson, May 19, 1957. Children: Kristin, Kari.

Alfred S. Hamre

Stella R. (Stokke) Hamre

Corrine C. Benson

Kristin Hamre

Kari Hamre