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Thomas Marion Pryor, American bishop. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Boston University School Theology, 1966.


Pryor, Thomas Marion was born on February 28, 1904 in Cairo, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Esther (Handley) Pryor.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1929. Graduate student Sorbonne, Paris, France, Heidelberg (Germany) U., also Harvard.

Doctor of Divinity, Adrian College, 1962.


Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1927. Minister in Royal Oak, Michigan, 1934-1950, Kalamazoo, 1950-1964. Bishop Chicago area, 1964-1972.

Special assignment Council of Bishops, since 1972.


Member World Council Methodist, since 1944, delegate Oxford Conference, 1951, Oslo Conference, 1961. Member general board education Methodist Church. Member program council and ecumenical affairs commission United Methodist Church, then. general conference committee study ministry, 1960-1964.

Member Governor Michigan Committee Higher Education, 1963-1964. Member Sherwood Eddy Seminar, Europe, 1951, Board Social Concerns Seminar, Russia, 1961. Member Theta Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Rho.

Club: Union League (Chicago.


Married Alice Wuerfel, September 5, 1925. Children: Thomas H., Nancy Sharon (Mistress.

Thomas Jefferson Pryor

Esther (Handley) Pryor

Alice Wuerfel

Thomas H. Pryor

Nancy Sharon (Mrs Pryor