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Clergyman , poet

Sheldon Flory was American clergyman, poet. Ordained deacon and prises Episcopalian Church, 1958; certified English, history, secondary education teacher, New York. Recipient 1st prize Arvon Foundation, 1990, also various poetry prizes from local arts councils, 1991-1995.


Flory, Sheldon was born on June 28, 1927 in New York City. Son of Grant Glenwood and Margaret (Atwater) Flory.


AB, Middlebury College, 1950. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1953. Master of Divinity, General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1958.


Fellow, tutor General Theological Seminary, 1958-1960. Rector St. Margaret's Church, Belfast, Maine, 1960-1963, Trinity Church, Geneva, 1963-1969. Chaplain Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1969-1974.

Teacher English and Latin, chaplain The Darrow School, New Lebanon, New York, 1974-1976, teacher English and United States history, chaplain, dean faculty, 1978-1990. Chaplain, teacher English, Groton (Massachusetts) School, 1976-1978. Priest-in-charge part-time St. Peter's Church, Bloomfield, New York, 1990-1995.

Chaplain part-time Ontario-Yates Hospice, Geneva, 1993-1996. Retired, 1996

Examining chaplain Dioceses of Maine and Rochester, New York, 1960-1969. Chairman department world mission Diocese of Rochester, 1963-1968, member racism task force, 1991-1993.


  • Ordained deacon and prises Episcopalian Church, 1958. Certified English, history, secondary education teacher, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poems) A Winter's Journey, 1979. Contributor numerous poems to New Yorker, Poetry, Seneca and Iowa reviews, London Sunday Observer, Mangrove, Gulf Coast, Puckerbrush. Judge international poetry competition Arvon Foundation, London, 1992.


Chairman American Red Cross, Belfast, 1961-1963, Council of Churches, Geneva, 1967-1969. Member Geneva Human Rights Commission, 1965-1969. Member Naples History Society, Naples Arts Network, Friends of Naples Library.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, pastels, birding, canoeing, foreign travel.


Married Jane Margaret Livsey, June 24, 1950 (divorced). Children: Christopher Glen, Susan Helen, Sarah Margaret. Married Beth Bishop Odell, July 15, 1978.

Grant Glenwood Flory

Margaret (Atwater) Flory

Jane Margaret Livsey

Beth Bishop Odell

Christopher Glen Flory

Susan Helen Flory

Sarah Margaret Flory