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Ralph Cummins

Clergyman

Ralph Cummins, American clergyman. Member Department Ministerial Relations General Assembly Presbyterian Church, United States of America, 1948-1956.; Member Association Church Social Workers (president 1938-1941), Illinois Church Council (president 1946-1948), Rural Sociological Society, Peoria History Society (chairman mus. committee), Illinois Migrant Committee (chairman, 1940-1952), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Cummins, Ralph was born on October 30, 1887 in Cincinnati. Son of James Perlee and Mary (Albach) Cummins.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1908, Master of Arts, 1914. Bachelor of Divinity, Presbyterian Theological Seminary (McCormick Theological Seminary), Chicago, 1913. Student of University Chicago, 1936, southeastern Europe, 1913-1914.

Doctor of Divinity, James Millikin U., 1939.

Career

; 1 son, Ralph (deceased). Married second, Clarriet Ridgway Smiley, July 27, 11955. Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1913.

Director Gary (Indiana) Neighborhood House, 1915-1922, Dodge Community House, Detroit, 1922-1935. Field representative Bloomington (Illinois) Presbytery, 1936-1937. Professor Christian social work Presbyterian College Christian Education, Chicago, 1937-1939.

Lecturer sociology, social work McCormick Theological Seminary and Presbyterian College Christian Education, Chicago, 1939-1959. Minister Friendship House of Christian Service, Peoria, Illinois, 1959-1961. Minister Yates City U.P. Church, 1961-1965.

Has served as general presbyter Synod of Illinois.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author various sociological, religious phamphlets. Editor: Presbyterian Progress in Illinois, 1939-1958.

Membership

Member Department Ministerial Relations General Assembly Presbyterian Church, United States of America, 1948-1956. Member Association Church Social Workers (president 1938-1941), Illinois Church Council (president 1946-1948), Rural Sociological Society, Peoria History Society (chairman mus. committee), Illinois Migrant Committee (chairman, 1940-1952), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Grace Mary Warmington, August 2, 1917 (deceased.; married second, Clarriet Ridgway Smiley, July 27, 11955.

father:
James Perlee Cummins

mother:
Mary (Albach) Cummins

spouse:
Grace Mary Warmington

spouse:
Clarriet Ridgway Smiley