Shoemaker, Samuel M. (Samuel Moor), 1893-1963

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Birth 1893
Death 1963

Biographical notes:

Episcoplian minister, author, speaker; born December 27, 1893; graduated from Princeton University, 1916; served as missionary in China with YMCA, 1916-1919; graduated from General and Union Seminaries, 1921; served at Calvary Episcopal Church in New York City, 1923-1952; awarded Doctorate of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and Berkeley Divinity School, 1948; founded the Calvary Clergy School, ca. 1948; served at Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, 1952-1962; named by NEWSWEEK as one of ten greatest preachers in the U.S., 1955; named Man of the Year in Religion, 1956; in addition to regular pastoral ministry, Shoemaker was a prolific writer, contributing to many denominational and national magazines and authoring at least 38 books; had radio and television ministry and was in great demand for speaking engagements; retired, 1962; appointed Canon to Bishop of Pittsburgh; died October 30, 1962; married Helen Dominick Smith, 1930 and had two daughters.

From the description of Papers of Samuel M. Shoemaker, 1907-1963. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31200220


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