Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1862-04-09
Death 1929-03-27

Biographical notes:

Episcopal bishop, missionary, author; chief of chaplain services, Amer. Exped. Forces during WWI.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes [manuscript], 1927 May 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953607

Clergyman and missionary.

From the description of Papers of Charles Henry Brent, 1860-1991 (bulk 1901-1929). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449272

Biographical Note

  • 1862, Apr. 9: Born, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
  • 1884: A.B. with honors in classics, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1885 - 1987 : Undermaster, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Canada
  • 1886: Ordained deacon, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1887: Ordained priest
  • 1889: A.M., Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1891: Became an American citizen
  • 1891 - 1901 : Assistant rector, St. Stephen's Church, Boston, Mass.
  • 1899: Published With God in the World. New York: Longmans, Green
  • 1901 - 1918 : Missionary bishop to the Philippine Islands
  • 1903 - 1914 : Member of committee appointed by the Philippine government for investigation of the opium question
  • 1904: Paddock lecturer, General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1907: William Belden Noble lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1908 - 1919 : Chief commissioner for the United States and president of the first International Opium Commission, Shanghai, China
  • 1910: Attended International Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1911 - 1912 : Chairman, U.S. delegation to the International Opium Conference, Hague, Netherlands (president of the conference, 1912)
  • 1916: Published A Master Builder, Being the Life and Letters of Henry Yates Satterlee, First Bishop of Washington. New York: Longmans, Green
  • 1918: Published The Mount of Vision, Being a Study of Life in Terms of the Whole. New York: Longmans, Green Elected Bishop, Diocese of Western New York, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1918 - 1919 : Chief, Chaplain Service, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • 1919 - 1929 : Bishop, Diocese of Western New York, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • 1920: Chairman, Geneva meeting to plan the World Conference on Faith and Order
  • 1921: Duff lecturer, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen universities, Scotland.
  • 1923: Appointed by President Warren G. Harding to the Advisory Committee on Narcotics of the League of Nations
  • 1924: Last attendance at opium conference
  • 1926 - 1928 : Bishop in charge of American Episcopal churches in Europe
  • 1927: President, first World Conference on Faith and Order
  • 1928: Represented the Protestant Episcopal Church of America at the installation of Cosmo Gordon Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury; last public appearance
  • 1929, Mar. 27: Died, Lausanne, Switzerland

From the guide to the Charles Henry Brent Papers, 1860-1991, (bulk 1901-1929), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Military chaplains
  • World War, 1914-1918--Religious aspects
  • Opium
  • Ecumenical movement
  • Narcotics--Congresses
  • Chaplains, Military

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  • Clergy
  • Missionaries

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