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Robert Bruce Florian, American educator, minister. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, as elder, 1957. Member History Society United Methodist Church (charter), West Virginia History Association (past president), Salem Ministerial Association (treasurer 1969-1976).

Background

Florian, Robert Bruce was born on January 17, 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Franklin Benjamin and Gertrude (Bruce) Florian.

Education

Bachelor, Adrian College, 1951. Master of Divinity, Garrett Theological Seminary, 1956. Master of Arts, West Virginia University, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy, West Virginia University, 1973.

Career

Instructor, Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, 1956-1958; member of faculty, Salem (West Virginia) College (now Salem-Teikyo U.), since 1958; professor of history and religion, Salem (West Virginia) College (now Salem-Teikyo U.), since 1974; chairman liberal studies department, Salem (West Virginia) College (now Salem-Teikyo U.), 1974-1990; chairman humanities and social science department, Salem (West Virginia) College (now Salem-Teikyo U.), since 1990. Pastoral service West Virginia United Methodist Churches, Haywood, 1961-1962, Jarvisville,1971-1973, Greenwood, 1976-1979, Wallace, 1979-1984. Supervising pastor-in-charge, Bristol, 1984-1985.

Interim pastor, West Milford, 1985-1986, Riverside-Granville, Morgantown, 1986-1990. Member Methodist conference Board Education, 1966-1969. Member Conference Commision on Archives and History, since 1973, treasurer, 1984-1988.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, as elder, 1957.

Works

Membership

Member History Society United Methodist Church (charter), West Virginia History Association (past president), Salem Ministerial Association (treasurer 1969-1976).

Connections

Married Barbara Jean Walker, June 2, 1951. Children: Linda Florian Neyhart, Laura Florian Moul, Joseph.

father:
Franklin Benjamin Florian

mother:
Gertrude (Bruce) Florian

spouse:
Barbara Jean Walker

child:
Joseph Florian

child:
Linda Florian Neyhart Florian

child:
Laura Florian Moul Florian