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Clergyman , religious educator

Walter Main Howlett, clergyman, religious educator. Member foreign affairs committee National Republican; Club.; Member Garden City Country.


Howlett, Walter Main was born on June 14, 1883 in Elora, Ontario, Canada. Son of George and Mary (Main) Howlett.


Bachelor of Arts, Toronto U., 1909. A.M., Yale, 1911; Doctor of Humane Letters, College Idaho, 1940.


Came to the United States, 1909, naturalized, 1917. Student pastor, Onondaga, Ontario, Canada, 1903-1905. Ordained to ministry of the Congressional Church, 1911.

Pastor Mount Sinai Congressional Church, Long Island, New York, 1911-1914. Head worker Columbia House Settlement and pastor Willow Place Chapel, Brooklyn, New York, 1914-1917. Secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, with 90th division American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918.

International secretary Daily Vacation Bible Schools, 1919-1923, secretary metropolitan federation Daily Vacation Bible Schools, 1919-1944. Secretary department religious education, greater New York Federation Churches and director religious education extension, Columbia University, 1923-1944. Executive secretary greater New York coordinating commission on Released Time of Jews, Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Executive secretary interdenominational committee Religious Education on Released Time, 1941-1944. Executive director division Christian educational Protestant Council of City New York, 1944-1945. Director World’s Sunday School Association.

Business manager 11th World’s Sunday School convention, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1932.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Religion the Dynamic of Education (Harpers), 1924.


Member foreign affairs committee National Republican. Club.; Member Garden City Country.


Married Lal Sinclair, September 19, 1912.

George Howlett

Mary (Main) Howlett

Lal Sinclair