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William Charles Walzer, church administrator, religious publisher. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1941, United Church of Christ, 1985, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1986.


Walzer, William Charles was born on July 20, 1912 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of William Frederick and Mable Beatrice (McElroy) Walzer.


Bachelor of Arts, University Rochester, 1935;Master of Arts, 1937;Bachelor of Divinity, Colgate-Rochester Division School, 1941;Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1944;postgraduate, Syracuse University School Journalism, 1951.


Teacher high school, 1935-1938;pastor, Stafford (New York) Methodist Church, 1938-1941;assistant pastor, Hyde Park Methodist Church, Chicago, 1941-1943;assistant professor, Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, 1943-1945;professor, Scarritt College for Christian Workers and Vanderbilt University Division School, Nashville, 1945-1951;member of staff, Board Missions, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, New York City, 1951-1954;executive director department education for mission, National Council Churches, New York City, 1954-1977;executive director, Friendship Press, New York City, 1954-1977;interim pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1955-1959, 66-68, 75-77;minister, Community Church of Great Neck, New York, 1979-1985;treasurer, Eastern Ecumenical Conference Christian World Mission, 1985-1992;interim minister, Fairfax (Virginia) Christian Church, 1987-1988, 92-93;deceased, 1995. Consultant division world mission and ecumenism Lutheran Church in American, New York City, 1978-1979. Chairman Eastern Ecumenical Conference on World Mission, Silver Bay, New York, 1978-1980.

President Religious Public Relations Council, 1959-1961. Board directors Religion in American Life, 1965-1968. Delegate World Council Christian Education, Tokyo, 1958, Lima, Peru, 1971.

Consultant Pacific Council of Churches, Suva, Fiji, Joint Board Christian Education, Australia and New Zealand, 1972. Staff World Council Churches Assembly, New Delhi, 1961, Uppsala, Sweden, 1968.


  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1941, United Church of Christ, 1985, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1986.



Member of the United States National Common for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1972-1978. Chairman Potomac association stewardship and mission committee United Church of Christ, 1991-1992. Member American Society Church History, International Society Missiology, Gray Panthers, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota.


Married Dorothy Mae Kramer, August 28, 1938. Children– Carolyn Walzer Dennis, Lorraine Walzer Harbaugh, William T.

William Frederick Walzer

Mable Beatrice (McElroy) Walzer

Dorothy Mae Kramer

Carolyn Walzer Dennis Walzer

Lorraine Walzer Harbaugh Walzer

William T. Walzer