(18511927). Cong. pastor; founded Christian* Endeavor. Born Francis Edward Symmes at Aylmer, Quebec; orphaned; adopted by uncle; educ. Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, New Hampshire, and Andover (Massachusetts) Theol. Sem. Pastor Williston Ch., Portland, Maine, 1876; S Boston 1883. Full-time pres. United Soc. of Christian Endeavor 1887; pres. World's Christian Endeavor Union 1895.
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