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Clergyman

Ralph Welles Keeler, American clergyman. Member New York East Conference Methodist Church; Member editorial committee World Outlook, Missionary Review of the World, Missionary News, 1918-1923; Member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Sons of Veterans of Civil War, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason. Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge of.

Background

Keeler, Ralph Welles was born on February 1, 1877 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of George Welles and Emily Clifford (Wells) Keeler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1904, M. A., 1909. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1907. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1914.

Master’s Diploma in Education, Teachers College, 1914. Doctor of Divinity, Baldwin-Wallace, 1913. Wesleyan, 1919.

Career

Member New York East Conference Methodist Church. Pastor Wethersfield, Connecticut 1901-1904, Goodsell Church, Brooklyn, 1904-1906, Bayville and Locust Valley, New York, 1906-1907. Ordained elder, 1907.

Pastor Cropsey Avenue Church, Brooklyn, 1908-1911. Secretary China Centennial Commission, Board Foreign Missions, 1907-1909. Executive secretary Africa Diamond Jubilee Commission, 1909-1910.

Publicity secretary Korea Quarter-Centennial Commission, 1910-1911. Assistant editor S.S. publications Methodist Episcopal Church, 1911-1914. Associate editor adult class publications Methodist Episcopal Church (Adult Bible Class Monthly, Home Department Quarterly, etc.), Cincinnati, 1914-1917.

Director bureau of publicity, Board of Home Missions and Church Extension Methodist Episcopal Church, 1917-1923. Publicity secretary Joint Committee Foreign Language Publs., Home Missionary Council, Council of Women for Home Missions, and S.S. Council, 1920-1923. Director of publicity Committee on Conservation and Advance, Council of Board of Benevolence, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920-1923.

Executive secretary General Conference S.S. Exhibit and Institute, 1912. Chairman publicity committee National Convention Methodist Men, 1913. Publicity secretary Home Mission Council, 1919-1923.

Director publicity, General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1916, 20.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Chapter on Elective Courses for Adults in General Manual, Introduction and Use of the Graded Lessons, International Course. Heart Messages from the Psalms, 1917. Christian Democracy for America, 1919.Home Mission Graphics (The Call of the Country. The City’s Challenge. Reconstruction in the United States of America.America’s Obligations), 1919. The Reclamation of Men and Thinbs, 1919. Putting Hospitals and Homes in the Hearts and Minds of the People, 1921.Publicity for City Methodism, 1921. A Calendar of Prayer, 1922-1923. Centenary Art Calendar, 1922, 23, 24.The Rural Nurse, 1923. The Executive Nurse, 1923. Publicity for Hospitals, 1923.The Physical Life in the Spiritual Conquest, 1926. Before Thine Altars, 1929. Through Cloud and Sunshine (verse), 1933.Along the Road From Yesterday, 1949. Also hymns. Extensive contributor short stories, prose and verse to religious and secular publications, also radio preacher.

Membership

Member New York East Conference Methodist Church. Member editorial committee World Outlook, Missionary Review of the World, Missionary News, 1918-1923. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Sons of Veterans of Civil War, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Mason. Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge of. Clubs: Beta Theta Pi, University. Co-editor: Militant Methodism, 1913.

Connections

Married Ellen Martin Coughlin, July 11, 1906 (died June 30, 1944). Children: Eleanor Elizabeth, Ralph Welles.

father:
George Welles Keeler

mother:
Emily Clifford (Wells) Keeler

spouse:
Ellen Martin Coughlin

child:
Eleanor Elizabeth Keeler

child:
Ralph Welles Keeler