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Maier, Walter Arthur

(October 4, 1893–January 11, 1950). Luth. radio preacher, writer, educ.; b. Boston, Massachusetts An appeal at a miss. festival helped dir. him into the ministry. Educ. at the Conc. academy which was in process of establishment at Bronxville, New York, and which was later called Conc. Collegiate Institute; Boston (Massachusetts) U.; Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri; Harvard U., Cambridge, Massachusetts

First full-time ex. secy. The Walther League (see Young People's Organizations, Christian, II 3) 1920; prof. Conc. Sem., St. Louis, 1922–44; Luth. Hour speaker (see Radio and Television Evangelism, Network, 5–7).

Other activities included: dean Lutherland resort, near Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania; cofounder Gamma Delta (see Students, Spiritual Care of, C 9); Luth. pastor for Ger. internees on Gallup's Is., Boston Harbor, for prisoners at Camp 1, Still River, Massachusetts, and for Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, in WW I; US Army consultant on educ. and religious affairs in Ger. 1947. Ed. The Walther League Messenger; other works include Day by Day with Jesus; For Better Not for Worse; The Book of Nahum; sermons; tracts. LEZ

The Dr. Walter A. Maier Memorial Booklet (issued by The Lutheran Laymen's League, St. Louis, Missouri, n. d.); P. L. Maier, A Man Spoke, a World Listened (New York, 1963); L. E. Zeitler, “An Investigation of the Factors of Persuasion in the Sermons of Dr. W. A. Maier” (unpub. STM thesis, Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri, 1956).

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