Erickson, C. Telford (Charles Telford), 1867-1966

Charles Telford Erickson was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1867. He was educated at DePauw University, Boston University, and Yale University. He served as a Congregational minister before and after his missionary service in Albania which began in 1908. Erickson served for 12 years under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and 14 years independently. From 1920-1921, he was Special Commissioner for Albania to the U.S. From 1922-1923, Erickson assisted American Legation staff in Albania. He was commissioned by the Albanian government to build a national college of Agriculture. He founded two schools in an enterprise known as the "Albanian-American Schools of Agriculture." Following retirement, he traveled widely, promoting the World Council of Churches and the International Missionary Council, and as a spokesman for Albania.

From the description of Charles Telford Erickson papers, 1908-1973 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165170

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