Porter, Harry Boone, 1923-

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Birth 1923-01-10
Death 1999-06-05

Biographical notes:

  • 1923 Jan 10: Harry Boone Porter born in Louisville, KY to a prosperous family that founded the Porter Paint Company
  • 1941: Graduated from St. Paul’s School (Concord, New Hampshire)
  • 1943 - 1946 : Military service in Army during WWII
  • 1947: B.A., Yale University
  • 1947 Jun 28: Married Violet Monser
  • 1950 Apr 12: Ordained as deacon in Episcopal Church
  • 1950: S.T.B., Berkeley Divinity School
  • 1950 - 1952 : Fellow and tutor, General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church
  • 1952 Apr 16: Ordained as priest in the Episcopal Church
  • 1952: S.T.M., General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church
  • 1954: D.Phil., Oxford University
  • 1954 - 1960 : Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Nashotah House, an Episcopal Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Jul - 1960 Dec : Round the world trip; HPB spent the majority of his time in rural India, Thailand, Malaya, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Alaska.
  • 1960: Author of The Day of Light: The Biblical and Liturgical Meaning of Sunday
  • 1960 - 1970 : Professor of Liturgics, General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, NYC; established the first doctoral program in liturgical studies in the United States.
  • 1961 - 1976 : Member of the Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church
  • 1962: Author of Samuel Seabury, Bishop in a New Nation
  • 1967: Author of Ordination Prayers of the Ancient Western Churches
  • 1967: Editor of Prayer Book for Armed Forces
  • 1968: Author of Growth and Life in the Local Church
  • 1970: Received National Rural Work Award
  • 1970 - 1977 : Executive Director, Town and Country Church Institute, Roanridge, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970 - 1982 : Served on the General Board of Examining Chaplains
  • 1973 - 1975 : President, Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, Inc.
  • 1975 - 1982 : Dean, Leadership Academy for New Directions
  • 1977: Author of Keeping the Church Year
  • 1977 - 1990 : Editor of The Living Church
  • 1979: Author of Jeremy Taylor, Liturgist (1613-1667)
  • 1986: Appointed Honorary Canon, Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault, Minnesota
  • 1986: Author of A Song of Creation
  • 1990: Official retirement
  • 1991: D.D. (honoris causa), General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church
  • 1991: D.D. (honoris causa), Nashotah House
  • 1993: Festschrift: Creation and Liturgy: Studies in Honor of H. Boone Porter, R. N. McMichael, ed.
  • 1996: Master of Environmental Studies, Yale Forestry School
  • 1997: D.D. (honoris causa), Berkeley Divinity School
  • 1999 Jun 5: Died in Bridgeport, Connecticut

From the guide to the H. Boone Porter Papers, 1940-2003, 1954-1999, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

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