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Clergyman

John Saunders Ladd Thomas, British clergyman. Recipient Russell H. Conwell award Temple University, 1957. member Board Foreign Missions Methodist Episcopal Church, 1936-1940; member Unification communications of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932-1939; member Commission on Worship, Methodist Church.; Club: Union League.

Background

Thomas, John Saunders Ladd was born on May 1, 1875 in in South Wales. Son of Thomas and Jane (Ladd) Thomas.

Education

Private schools and University College, London, England., 1892-1897. Came to the United States, 1897. Graduate Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois, 1903.

S.T. D., Philadelphia Divinity School, 1957.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1902. Pastor St. John’s Church, 1902-1906, Centenary Church, 1906-1909, Austin Church (all of Chicago), 1909-1922, First Mechanical Engineering Church Germantown, Philadelphia, 1922-1943. Dean Theological School, Temple University, Philadelphia, since May 1943.

Chairman “Billy” Sunday Chicago Executive Company, 1917-1918. President trustees Chicago Training School, special preacher Young Men’s Christian Association to American soldiers, England and France, February-August 1919. Delaware General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, Des Moines, Iowa, 1920, Atlantic City, 1932 and 1940, Columbus, 1936, delegate Ecumenical Conference, London, 1921.

Delegate to World Conference on Faith and Order, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1927, Edinburgh, 1937. Delegate to Ecumenical Conference Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1931. Associate delegate World Conference on Life and Work, Oxford, 1937.

Exchange preacher Great Britain, 1927, 34. President Philadelphia Federation of Churches, 1927-1929. Member Board Foreign Missions Methodist Episcopal Church, 1936-1940.

Member Unification communications of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932-1939. Delegate Uniting Conference of Methodist Church, Kansas City, 1939. Member Commission on Worship, Methodist Church.

Membership

Member Board Foreign Missions Methodist Episcopal Church, 1936-1940. Member Unification communications of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932-1939. Member Commission on Worship, Methodist Church.

Club: Union League.

Connections

Married Catherine Firman, July 1, 1897 (deceased May 29, 1951).; married second, Mistress. Children: Howard Wesley, Laura Mildred, Catharine Gwendolyn, Kenneth Arnold, Stuart Austin.

father:
Thomas Thomas

mother:
Jane (Ladd) Thomas

spouse:
Catherine Firman

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Howard Wesley Thomas

child:
Laura Mildred Thomas

child:
Catharine Gwendolyn Thomas

child:
Kenneth Arnold Thomas

child:
Stuart Austin Thomas