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William Harrison Short

Clergyman

William Harrison Short, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Short, William Harrison was born on December 4, 1868 in on farm, near College Springs, Iowa, United States. Son of James Black and Eugenia (Noe) Short.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Amity College, College Springs, Iowa, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, Wisconsin, 1894, Master of Arts, 1897. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale Theological School, 1897.

Harvard University, summer, 1900.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, 1897. Pastor in Wisconsin and Minnesota, 1897-1908. Secretary New York Peace Society, 1908-1917.

Secretary and member Executive Committee League to Enforce Peace, 1915-1923, director general commission on limitation of armament during international conference that met at Washington, District of Columbia, November 11, 1921. Secretary 20th Century Fund, 1922-1923. Executive director League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, 1923-1925.

Director Doane Corporation, 1925. Treasurer Rollins College, 1926-1927. Director of Motion Picture Research Council, Incorporated, since 1927.

Delegate to 19th International Peace Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 1910, 20th Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 1912. Member Mohonk Conference, since 1909. Member and secretary Executive Committee American Peace Centenary Committee.

Trustee American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1911-1927. Member Council on Foreign Relations, National Council Boy Scouts of America, 1924-1928. Was member committee that drafted covenants for the League of Nations as follows: the original covenant 1914-1915, that launched the idea in the United States and abroad.

An elaboration of the original draft, 1916-1917. A revised covenant under chairmanship of President Taft, 1918.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Generation of Motion Pictures, 1928. Also pamphlets on international subjects. Editor League of Nations Herald, 1923-1925.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Caroline Sleight Steuart, October 17, 1900. Children: Elizabeth Dering (deceased), James Steuart, Frederick Wallace, Frances Eugenia, Robert Dering, Douglas Fosdick.

father:
James Black Short

mother:
Eugenia (Noe) Short

spouse:
Caroline Sleight Steuart

child:
Elizabeth Dering Short (deceased)

child:
James Steuart Short

child:
Frederick Wallace Short

child:
Frances Eugenia Short

child:
Robert Dering Short

child:
Douglas Fosdick Short