Biography of Francis Edward Clark


Clark, Francis Edward. Founder United Society Christian Endeavor. Born of New England parentage, Aylmer, Quebec, September 12, 1851. Graduate of Dartmouth College, 1873. Studied theology three years at Andover. Became pastor Williston Church, Portland, ME, which from a small mission he built up to a large Congregational Church. Founded February, 1881, the Society of Christian Endeavor, which extended throughout the world. Pastor, Phillips Church, South Boston, 1883-87; afterwards served as president of the United Society Christian Endeavor, president World's Christian Endeavor Union, and editor of "The Christian Endeavor World."