Oxnam, G. Bromley (Garfield Bromley), 1891-1963

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1891-08-14
Death 1963-03-12
English

Biographical notes:

Methodist clergyman and theologian.

From the description of Papers of G. Bromley Oxnam, 1823-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452145

Biographical Note

  • 1891, Aug. 14: Born, Sonora, Calif.
  • 1913: A.B., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1914: Married Ruth Fisher (died 1975)
  • 1915: S.T.B., Boston University, Boston, Mass.
  • 1916: Ordained Methodist minister
  • 1916 - 1917 : Pastor, Poplar Methodist Church, Popular, Calif.
  • 1917 - 1927 : Founder, pastor, and director, Church of All Nations, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1919 - 1923 : Professor of social ethics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1926: Member, American Delegation to Russia
  • 1927 - 1928 : Professor of practical theology, School of Theology, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
  • 1928 - 1932 : Secretary, World Peace Commission of the Methodist-Episcopal Church
  • 1928 - 1936 : President, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1936: Elected bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 1936 - 1939 : Bishop, Methodist Church, Omaha Area, Omaha, Neb.
  • 1939 - 1944 : Bishop, Methodist Church, Boston Area, Boston, Mass.
  • 1939 - 1944 : Chairman, Division of Educational Institutions, Board of Education of the Methodist Church
  • 1940 - 1948 : Chairman, Committee on Public Information of the Methodist Church
  • 1940 - 1956 : Secretary, Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church
  • 1942 - 1945 : Served on National War Labor Board as a special mediator in labor disputes
  • 1942 - 1945 : Member, Civilian Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Navy
  • 1944 - 1946 : President, Federal Council of Churches
  • 1944 - 1952 : Bishop, Methodist Church, New York City Area, New York, N.Y.
  • 1944 - 1952 : President, Division of Foreign Missions, Board of Missions of the Methodist Church
  • 1945: Chairman, Commission to Study Postwar Relief Conditions in Germany
  • 1945: Official visitor for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to army and navy chaplains, Mediterranean Theater of Operations
  • 1946 - 1948 : Member, President's Committee on Higher Education
  • 1948 - 1954 : One of the presidents of the World Council of Churches
  • 1952 - 1960 : Bishop, Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., Area, Washington, D.C.
  • 1958: President, Methodist Council of Bishops
  • 1963, Mar. 13: Died, White Plains, N.Y.

From the guide to the G. Bromley Oxman Papers, 1823-1923, (bulk 1912-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • President--Biography
  • Protestant churches--Relations--Catholic Church
  • Church and state
  • Methodist Church--United States

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  • Theologians
  • Clergy

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)