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Clergyman , educator

Ralph Tyler Flewelling, American clergyman, educator.


Flewelling, Ralph Tyler was born on November 23, 1871 in DeWitt, Michigan, United States. Son of Francis Tyler and Mary Cornelia (Whitney) Flewelling.


University of Michigan, 1890-1892. Bachelor of Arts, Alma (Michigan) College, 1895. Garrett Biblical Institute, 1895.

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1902. Doctor of Philosophy., Boston University, 1909, Doctor of Laws, 1931. Doctor of Letters, University of Southern California, 1945.


He was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1896, holding pastorates from 1903 to 1917, and in the latter year becoming professor and head of the department of philosophy in the University of Southern California. In 1918 he was at the Sorbonne, Paris, and was appointed head of the department of philosophy at the American Expeditionary Force University at Beaune, France.



Member permanent committee International Congress of Philosophy. Member American Philosophical Society (president Pacific Division 1938-1939), British Institute Philosophical Studies, American Scientific Association, Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: University, X.


Married L. Jennie Carlin, August 16, 1893. Children: Ralph Carlin, Mistress Cecil Richardson.

Francis Tyler Flewelling

Mary Cornelia (Whitney) Flewelling

L. Jennie Carlin

Ralph Carlin Flewelling

Mistress Cecil Richardson Flewelling