Albert Lotz, Otto Olson, and John Zimmerman
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of three men standing together. They are presidents of the Canada Synod.

Left to right: Rev. Dr. Albert W. Lotz, president of the Eastern Canada Synod; Rev. Dr. Otto A. Olson Jr., president of the Central Canada Synod; Rev. Dr. John M. Zimmerman, president of the Western Canada Synod.

Notes
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is one of five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In July 1861 the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada (Canada Synod) was organized by the former Canadian Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod. In 1867 the Canada Synod helped organize the General Council. In 1908 the Central Canada Synod organized as a result of English activity of the General Council. In 1918 both synods became part of the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1925 the Canada Synod and the Central Canada Synod merged, retaining the name Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada (Canada Synod). In 1962 the Canada Synod reorganized as the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, comprised of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and most of Ontario. In 1985 the Eastern Canada Synod withdrew from the Lutheran Church in America to join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. In 1986 the new church began to function officially, retaining its membership in the Lutheran Council in Canada.
Inscriptions
---LCA-PRT PHOTO

CANADIAN LUTHERANS PLAN FIRST CONVENTION--
Call for the first convention of the Lutheran Church in America-Canada Section has been issued by LCA President Franklin Clark Fry, New York City, for April 16 and 17 in Toronto, Ont. Discussing plans for the convention are, left to right: the Rev. Dr. Albert W. Lotz, Kitchener, Ont., president of the Eastern Canada Synod; the Rev. Dr. Otto A. Olson Jr., Saskatoon, Sask., president of the Central Canada Synod, and the Rev. Dr. John M. Zimmerman, Edmonton, Alta., president of the Western Canada Synod.

Reverse: Lotz, Olson, Zimmerman
Date of Original
ca. 1960
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 25.5cm
Image Height: 20.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S100_36.10.1-36
Collection
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Albert Lotz, Otto Olson, and John Zimmerman


Black and white photograph of three men standing together. They are presidents of the Canada Synod.

Left to right: Rev. Dr. Albert W. Lotz, president of the Eastern Canada Synod; Rev. Dr. Otto A. Olson Jr., president of the Central Canada Synod; Rev. Dr. John M. Zimmerman, president of the Western Canada Synod.