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Clergyman , educator

Richard Henry Edwards, American clergyman, educator. member of Commision on Survey of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1933; member of board of managers, member of commission on Religion and Health, Federal Council of Churches, 1941-1946.; Member of Psi Upsilon, Skull and Bones.

Background

Edwards, Richard Henry was born on October 22, 1877 in Lisle, New York, United States. Son of Hamilton and Martha Ann (Hanford) Edwards.

Education

Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1897. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1901, Master of Arts, 1902. Student Yale Division School, 1902-1904.

Graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1906.

Career

General secretary of Yale University Christian Association, 1901-1904. Assistant pastor of Old First Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1904-1906. Ordained Congressional ministry, 1906.

Congressional university pastor of University of Wisconsin, 1906-1912. Secretary for social study and service of Student Department International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1912-1917. Secretary of National War Work Council Young Men’s Christian Association bureau of Personnel, 1917-1918, associate executive department of the East, 1918-1919.

Executive secretary, Cornell United Religious Work, 1919-1937. Executive director National Council on Religion in Higher Education, 1924-1931, counselor, since 1931. Visiting professor Graduate Divinity School University of Chicago, and Chicago Theological Seminary, summers, 1928-1933.

Visiting professor of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, 2d term, 1933. Lecturer Psychological Center, Paris, summer. 1934; visiting professor Union Theological Seminary, New York, summer, 1935, Auburn Theological Seminary, summer, 1936, Southern Methodist U., winter, 1937, Scarritt College, winter, 1938, Southern Methodist Pastors Schools, summers, 1936-1943, Howard U., fall quarter.

1943, Keuka College (spring Quarter), 1944. Spelman College, 1944-1945, Bennett College, 1945-1946. Secretary to Arkansas Methodist Commission on Tenancy, 1938-1939.

Founder, with wife, Happy Valley Homes, Lisle, New York. President Happy Valley, Inc., 1930-1942. Member Commision on Survey of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1933.

Member of board of managers, Ithaca (New York) Reconstruction Home for Infantile Paralysis, 1935-1937. Chairman of advisory committee Hazen Agency Grants, 1931-1941. Member of commission on Religion and Health, Federal Council of Churches, 1941-1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Studies in American Social Conditions, 1910. Popular Amusements, Christianity and Amusements, 1915. Organizing Myself, 1932.The Place of Persons in the Educational Process, 1933. Coöperative Religion at Cornell University, 1939. A Person-Minded Ministry, 1940.What Can Make Higher Education Religious?, 1941. Co-author: A Life at Its Best, 1915. Christianizing Community Life, 1918.Student Counseling, 1927. Undergraduates, 1928. Happy Valley: An Adventure in Good Will, 1943.The Mastery of Fear, Anxiety and Hostility, 1943. The Edwards Family in the Chenango Country, 1947. Valiant for Truth, Life, Letters and Diaries of David Fay Edwards, 1952.(with sister) A Mother. 1953. With wife deeded Lisie, New York, properties to New York Congressional Christian Conference, Inc., for permanent conference center, 1942.

Membership

Member of Commision on Survey of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1933. Member of board of managers, Ithaca (New York) Reconstruction Home for Infantile Paralysis, 1935-1937. Member of commission on Religion and Health, Federal Council of Churches, 1941-1946.

Member of Psi Upsilon, Skull and Bones.

Connections

Married to Anna R. Camp, August 6, 1908. Children: Elizabeth Ann (deceased), David Hamilton, Katharine Camp, Richard Pierrepont.

father:
Hamilton Edwards

mother:
Martha Ann (Hanford) Edwards

spouse:
Anna R. Camp

child:
Elizabeth Ann Edwards (deceased)

child:
David Hamilton Edwards

child:
Katharine Camp Edwards

child:
Richard Pierrepont Edwards