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Walter Henry Nugent


Walter Henry Nugent, Canadian clergyman. member of the board of directors; member board directors Druce Lake Association; member board directors.


Nugent, Walter Henry was born on December 20, 1877 in Omemee, Ontario, Canada. Son of Henry and Mary Jane (Cork) Nugent.


Graduate Albert College, Belleville, Ontario, 1898. Bachelor of Civil Law, Chicago Law School, 1904. B.O., Chicago Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art, 1904.

Doctor of Philosophy, Midland U., Chicago, 1905. Bachelor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1906. Doctor of Divinity, Wheaton College, 1918.


Entered Canadian Methodist ministry, 1898. Minister, Manitoba and N.W. Conference, 1898-1901, Methodist Episcopal Church, Lester, Iowa, 1901-1903. Assistant Bishop Samuel Fallows, R.E. Church, Chicago, 1903-1905.

Minister 5th Avenue Congressional Church, Minneapolis, 1906-1910, Century, Central Congressional Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1910-1920, Central Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, 1920-1929, Austin Presbyterian Church, Chicago, January 1, 1929-August 1948, minister emeritus, 1948-1967, new buildings erected for each of the churches and named under his leadership. Now president of H.D. Sheldon, Incorporated. Platform lecturer with Winchell Lecture and Entertainment Bureau, Chicago, 1904-1905, Eastern Lyceum Bureau, Boston, 1914-1920.

Four-minute speaker during World War I. Chairman headquarters committee, Oregon Anti-Saloon League, 1920-1938. Trustee Albany College, Oregon, 1921-1928, Westminister Foundation, Synod of Oregon, 1922-1928.

Moderator Portland Presbytery, 1923. President Portland Ministers’ Association, 1925. Secretary General Assembly’s Committee on Apportionment, 1925-1928.


Member of the board of directors. Member board directors Druce Lake Association. Member board directors.


Married Harriet Louise Whitcomb, April.; married second, Ruth Eleanore Holmes, June 10, 1951. Children: Margaret Whitcomb (Mistress William R. Baker), Gordon Whitcomb.

Henry Nugent

Mary Jane (Cork) Nugent

Ruth Eleanore Holmes

Harriet Louise Whitcomb

Margaret Whitcomb Nugent (Mistress William R. Baker)

Gordon Whitcomb Nugent