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Wallace Mertin Short

Clergyman

Wallace Mertin Short, American clergyman. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Short, Wallace Mertin was born on June 28, 1866 in on farm near College Springs, Iowa, United States. Son of James Black and Eugenia (Noe) Short.

Education

Graduate Amity College, Iowa, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1893, Master of Arts, 1896. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale Divinity School, 1896.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, 1896. Pastor Evansville, Wisconsin, 1896-1903, Beacon Hill Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1903-1910, 1st Church, Sioux City, Iowa, 1910-1914. Was founder and pastor Central Church (independent), Sioux City, Iowa, September 1, 1914-December 31, 1918.

Editor The Unionist and Public Forum. Moderator Congressional Association of Missouri, 1905-1906. Member industrial committee National Council Congressional Churches of the United States, 1907-1910.

Mayor of Sioux City, commission form of government, 1918-1924. Member Iowa State Legislature, 1931-1932. Helped to found Farmer-Labor Party and was the party’s candidate for governor of Iowa, 1934, 36, 38.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor The Unionist and Public Forum. Moderator Congressional Association of Missouri, 1905-1906. Member industrial committee National Council Congressional Churches of the United States, 1907-1910.Mayor of Sioux City, commission form of government, 1918-1924. Member Iowa State Legislature, 1931-1932. Helped to found Farmer-Labor Party and was the party’s candidate for governor of Iowa, 1934, 36, 38.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary Eliza Morse, July 8, 1896. Children: Emily Vesta, Burton Harrison, John Wallace.

father:
James Black Short

mother:
Eugenia (Noe) Short

spouse:
Mary Eliza Morse

child:
Emily Vesta Short

child:
Burton Harrison Short

child:
John Wallace Short