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minister , seminary educator , author

John William Klotz, American seminary educator, author, minister. Ordained to ministry, 1943. President Friends of Our Native Landscape, Chicago, 1954-1959, ACRES, Inc., Fort Wayne, 1960-1970; board directors Merry Lea Environmental Center, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 1970-1974. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Biological Science, Izaak Walton League, Nature Conservancy.

Background

Klotz, John William was born on January 10, 1918 in Pittsburgh. Son of John William and Anna Mathilde (Kauffmann) Klotz.

Education

Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1947.

Career

Instructor, Concorida College, Bronxville, New York, 1941-1943;instructor, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, 1943-1945;professor religious studies, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois, 1945-1959;professor and academic dean, Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1959-1974;professor practical theology, dean academic affairs, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1974-1978;director graduate studies, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since 1978. Secretary Committee Research Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since 1955, member Commission Constitutional Matters, 1974-1981.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, 1943.

Works

Membership

President Friends of Our Native Landscape, Chicago, 1954-1959, ACRES, Inc., Fort Wayne, 1960-1970. Board directors Merry Lea Environmental Center, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 1970-1974. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Biological Science, Izaak Walton League, Nature Conservancy.

Connections

father:
John William Klotz

mother:
Anna Mathilde (Kauffmann) Klotz