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Wilbur Emery Hammaker was an American bishop.


Hammaker, Wilbur Emery was born on February 17, 1876 in at Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Oliver Grover and Rebecca (Hahn) Hammaker.


Bachelor of Arts, Wittenberg College, Springfield, 1898, A.M., 1901. Student Wittenberg Theological School, 1898-1899. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1901.

Doctor of Laws, Lincoln U., 1919. Doctor of Divinity, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1927, Clark University, 1930. Doctor of Laws Mount Union College, 1939.

University of Denver, 1943.


Ordained M. E. ministry, 1901. Pastor Riverdale Church, Dayton, Ohio, 1901-1904, Broadway Church, Middletown, O., 1904-1908, Raper Church, Dayton, 1908-1915, Trinity Church, Youngstown, O., 1915-1936. Elected bishop, May 1936.

Assigned to Nanking Area, Methodist Episcopal Church (China), 1936-1939, assigned to Denver Area, May, 1939. Reassigned, 1940-1948. Retired 1948; president Methodist Church Board of Temperance, 1944-1948.

Vice president in charge of counseling and public relations Methodist Church Board Temperance, 1948-1952. President National Temperance and Prohibition Council, 1948-1958, Prohibition Trust Fund Association, 1960-1968, International Federation Narcotic Education, 1953-1968. Chairman, director Notable Presentation of the Case for all Senate and House Bills to Prohibit or Delimit Liquor Advertising, 1947.

Ad interim editor Progress Magazine, 1955-1957. Ad interim administrator International Reform Federation, 1955-1957. Chairman general cirriculum committee Methodist Church, 1940-1948.

Trustee Nanking Theological Seminary (member executive committee), Nanking University, Hui Wen School for Girls (Nanking), Peking Theological Seminary (Peiping), Peking Academy, Hui Wen and Keen Schools (Tientsin). William Nast and Rulisan Schools of Kiukiang, Baldwin school and Nanchang Academy of Nanchang. Member board directors China Religious Education Society, Isabella Fisher Hospital (Tientsin).

Member and Chairman, Board Of Directors Wuhu General Hospital. Member governing board Lichwan Christian Rural Project in Kiangsi Province. Life member Shanghai University Club.

Trustee and member executive committee Iliff School of Theology, 1940-1948, University of Denver, 1940-1948.


Member National American First Committee, 1940-1942. Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church 5 times (chairman delegation 3 times). Member Ecumenical Methodist Conference, 1931.

Member Alpha Tau Omega. Mason (32 degree).


Married Willamine Weihrauch, August 15, 1901. Children: Paul M., W. Eugene (deceased), Roger Emery, Arthur Wilbur (deceased).

Oliver Grover Hammaker

Rebecca (Hahn) Hammaker

Willamine Weihrauch

Paul M. Hammaker

W. Eugene Hammaker (deceased)

Roger Emery Hammaker

Arthur Wilbur Hammaker (deceased)