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William Ewart Dudley, British clergyman.


Dudley, William Ewart was born on October 4, 1887 in Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England. Son of Review William and Lucy Ann (Shingler) Dudley.


Student Bede Collegiate, Sunderland, England, 1900-1903, Oswestry (England) Preparatory Collegiate, 1903-1905, University of North Dakota, 1912-1916. Bachelor of Arts, Wesley College, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1918, Doctor of Divinity, 1926. Special study, Harvard University, 1919.

Doctor of Laws, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio.


Came to the United States, 1910 naturalized citizen, 1916. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1915. Student pastor West Bronwich, Staffordshire, and Ludlow, Shropshire, England, 1907-1910.

Home missionary, La Riviere, Manitoba, Canada, 1910-1911. Student pastor Lakota (North Dakota) Union Church, 1912-1915, Forest River (North Dakota) Methodist Episcopal Church, 1917-1918. Pastor Crookston (Minnesota) Congressional Church, 1917-1918.

First Congressional Church, Winona, Minnesota, 1918-1921, Park Avenue Congressional Church, Minneapolis, 1921-1929, Flatbush Congressional Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1929-1942, First Congressional Church, Toledo, O., 1942-1948. Interim ministry, St. James United Church, Montreal. Trinity United Church, Charlottetown.

Prince Edward Isl., Canada, 1949. British interchange preacher and speaker, alternate years, 1919-1936. Scottish Rite.


Married Estelle R. Leibeler, July 12, 1912. Children: William Hugh, Robert Brisbourne.

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