Brent, Charles Henry, 1862-1929Alternative names
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
1862, Apr. 9:
Born, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
A.B. with honors in classics, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
1885- 1987: Undermaster, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Canada
Ordained deacon, Protestant Episcopal Church
A.M., Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada
Became an American citizen
1891- 1901: Assistant rector, St. Stephen's Church, Boston, Mass.
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
Paddock lecturer, General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
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
Attended International Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
1911- 1912: Chairman, U.S. delegation to the International Opium Conference, Hague, Netherlands (president of the conference, 1912)
Published A Master Builder, Being the Life and Letters of Henry Yates Satterlee, First Bishop of Washington. New York: Longmans, Green
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
Chairman, Geneva meeting to plan the World Conference on Faith and Order
Duff lecturer, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen universities, Scotland.
Appointed by President Warren G. Harding to the Advisory Committee on Narcotics of the League of Nations
Last attendance at opium conference
1926- 1928: Bishop in charge of American Episcopal churches in Europe
President, first World Conference on Faith and Order
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)
- Military chaplains
- World War, 1914-1918--Religious aspects
- Ecumenical movement
- Chaplains, Military