Wendte, Charles W. (Charles William), 1844-1931

Charles William Wendte (1844-1931) graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1867 and Harvard Divinity School in 1869. Ordained to the Unitarian ministry, he served parishes in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; and Los Angeles and Oakland, California. From 1900 to 1920, he served as the general secretary of the International Council of Liberal Religious Thinkers and Workers. He also served as the secretary of the Foreign Relations Department of the American Unitarian Association from 1905 to 1915. Additionally, he served as the secretary of the National Federation of Religious Liberals from 1908 to 1920, and as president of the Free Religious Association from 1910 to 1914. He published Thomas Starr King, Patriot and Preacher (1921), The Transfiguration of Life (1930), and his autobiographical work The Wider Fellowship (1927).

From the guide to the Papers, 1883-1927., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)


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