Frank Mason North

NORTH, Frank Mason. b. New York City, 3 December 1850; d. Madison, New Jersey, 17 December 1935. North received BA and MA degrees from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872. A minister in several churches in Florida, New York, and Connecticut (1872-92), he also held administrative positions in Methodist missionary organizations (1892-1924), and was an early leader of ecumenical causes and an advocate for women’s rights, child labor laws, and workers’ rights to organize. He was co-founder of The Institutional and Open Church League, co-author of the Methodist Social Creed, and president of the Federal Council of Churches...

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