Clark, Francis Edward, 1851-1927

Clark, Francis Edward, 1851-1927



  • Existence: 1851 - 1927


Francis Edward Clark was born on September 12, 1851 in New England. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1873 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1876. He was ordained in the Congregational ministry, and was pastor of the Williston Congregational church at Portland, Maine, from 1876 to 1883, and of the Phillips Congregational church, South Boston, Massachusetts, from 1883 to 1887. On 2 February 1881, he founded in Portland, the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, which, beginning as a small society in a single New England church, developed into a great interdenominational organization. After 1887, he devoted his time entirely to the extension of this work, and was president of the United Societies of Christian Endeavor and of the World's Christian Endeavor Union, and as editor of the "Christian Endeavor World." He died on May 26, 1927.

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Francis E. Clark papers

Identifier: MS-557
Date(s): 1868 to 1927

Francis E. Clark (1851-1927), minister. Dartmouth College Class of 1873. The collection contains Letters written as a student at Dartmouth College, a scrapbook relating to his pastorate of Williston Congregational Church, Portland, Maine as well as letters from various public figures and religious leaders, relating to his work as head of the International Society of Christian Endeavor.