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Lester Harrison Clee


Lester Harrison Clee, American clergyman.


Clee, Lester Harrison was born on July 1, 1888 in Thompsonville, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frederick and Margaret (Kelley) Clee.


Educated Worcester (Massachusetts) High School, 1900-1905. Doctor of Divinity, Cumberland U., 1934, Washington and Jefferson U., 1940. Doctor of Laws, Bloomfield College, 1951.


1 son, Gilbert Harrison. Boys’ secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1908-1911. Secretary boys’ work Young Men’s Christian Association, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1915.

Director boys’ work New York City Sunday School Association, 1915-1918. Assistant minister West End Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1918-1922. Minister Baptist Church, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1922-1926, 2d Presbyterian Church, Newark, 1926-1950.

President New Jersey Civil Service Commission from 1951. Speaker House of Assembly, State of New Jersey, 1935. Elected to New Jersey Senate, 1936.

Republican candidate for government of New Jersey, 1937. Mayor Chester, New Jersey, from 1953. Chairman Church Extension Committee, Newark Presbytery, 1941-1952.

Director Bloomfield College and Seminary Trustee Presbyterian Hospital, 1942-1950, Blair Academy from 1951. Synod chairman Restoration Commission, 1947-1948. Chairman State Labor Mediation Board, 1950-1951.

District Governor New Jersey Lions’ Clubs, 1923, 24, 25. Home: Chester, New Jersey.


Married Katherine Steele, August 9, 1911.

Frederick Clee

Margaret (Kelley) Clee

Katherine Steele