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Fry, Franklin Clark

(August 30, 1900–June 6, 1968). Luth. clergyman; b. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; educ. Hamilton Coll. (Clinton, New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Luth. Sem., Am. School for Classical Studies (Athens, Greece), and Muhlenberg Coll. (Allentown, Pennsylvania); ordained ULC 1925; pastor Yonkers, New York, 1925–29, Akron, Ohio, 1929–44; pres. ULC 1945–62, LCA 1962–68, LWF 1957–63; pres. Luth. World Relief, Inc., 1946–68; dir. Ch. World Service, Inc., 1946–50; dir. Wittenberg Coll., Springfield, Ohio, 1934–38; chm. WCC Cen. Committee and Ex. Com. 1954–68. Noted for parliamentary skill, aggressive leadership, organizational ability, unity efforts, philanthropic interests. Ed. Geschichtswirklichkeit und Glaubensbewährung: Festschrift für Bischof D. Friedrich Müller.

E. W. Modean, “A Giant in the Land,” The Lutheran Standard, VIII, 13 (June 25, 1968), 17, 30 (reprint. CHIQ, XLI, 3 [August 1968], 117–119).

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