The first conference of the Lutheran Church in America Synod presidents
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Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white group photograph of the synod presidents of the newly formed Lutheran Church in America . This first convention was held on Cleveland, Ohio.

First row, left to right: N. Everett Hedeen, Central States; Dwight F. Putman, Central Pennsylvania; Leonard Kendall, Minnesota; the Rev. Dr. Malvin H. Lundeen, LCA secretary; the Rev. Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, LCA president; Raymond D. Wood, Southeast; Karl W. Kinard, South Carolina; J. Luther Mauney, Virginia; Theodore E. Matson, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

Second row, left to right: Herbert W. Veler, Ohio; Arnold A. Wuertz, Caribbean; John M. Zimmerman, Western Canada; Alfred L. Beck, New York; Albert W. Lotz, Eastern Canada; George R. Whittecar, North Carolina; Robert J. Marshall, Illinois; Alfred W. Young, Nebraska; William C. Hankey, Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia; Frank P. Madsen, Michigan; Royall A. Yount, Florida

Third row, left to right: Raynold J. Lingwall, Iowa; J. Frank Fife, Maryland; Edwin H. Knudten, New Jersey; Otto A. Olson Jr., Central Canada; O. Karl Olander, New England; Leeland C. Soker, Rocky Mountain; Walter M. Wick, Indiana-Kentucky; Samuel E. Kidd, Eastern Pennsylvania; John Zornan, Slovak Zion; Philip L. Wahlberg Jr., Texas-Louisiana; Walter E. Carlson, Red River Valley, and A. G. Fjellman, Pacific Northwest.
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
Front, in ink: Robert J Marshall

Front, typed:

---LCA-PRT PHOTO

LCA SYNOD PRESIDENTS HOLD FIRST CONFERENCE---
Thirty of the 31 presidents of the constituent synods of the new Lutheran Church in America attended the first Conference of Synodical Presidents held at Cleveland, O., Jan. 15-17.

First row, left to right: N. Everett Hedeen, Central States; Dwight F. Putman, Central Pennsylvania; Leonard Kendall, Minnesota; the Rev. Dr. Malvin H. Lundeen, LCA secretary; the Rev. Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, LCA president; Raymond D. Wood, Southeast; Karl W. Kinard, South Carolina; J. Luther Mauney, Virginia; Theodore E. Matson, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan; second row -- Herbert W. Veler, Ohio; Arnold A. Wuertz, Caribbean; John M. Zimmerman, Western Canada; Alfred L. Beck, New York; Albert W. Lotz, Eastern Canada; George R. Whittecar, North Carolina; Robert J. Marshall, Illinois; Alfred W. Young, Nebraska; William C. Hankey, Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia; Frank P. Madsen, Michigan; Royall A. Yount, Florida; third row -- Raynold J. Lingwall, Iowa; J. Frank Fife, Maryland; Edwin H. Knudten, New Jersey; Otto A. Olson Jr., Central Canada; O. Karl Olander, New England; Leeland C. Soker, Rocky Mountain; Walter M. Wick, Indiana-Kentucky; Samuel E. Kidd, Eastern Pennsylvania; John Zornan, Slovak Zion; Philip L. Wahlberg Jr., Texas-Louisiana; Walter E. Carlson, Red River Valley, and A. G. Fjellman, Pacific Northwest. Unable to be present, Carl W. Segerhammar, Pacific Southwest.
Date of Original
ca 1963
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 25.5cm
Image Height: 20.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S100_36.10.1-38
Collection
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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The first conference of the Lutheran Church in America Synod presidents


Black and white group photograph of the synod presidents of the newly formed Lutheran Church in America . This first convention was held on Cleveland, Ohio.

First row, left to right: N. Everett Hedeen, Central States; Dwight F. Putman, Central Pennsylvania; Leonard Kendall, Minnesota; the Rev. Dr. Malvin H. Lundeen, LCA secretary; the Rev. Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, LCA president; Raymond D. Wood, Southeast; Karl W. Kinard, South Carolina; J. Luther Mauney, Virginia; Theodore E. Matson, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

Second row, left to right: Herbert W. Veler, Ohio; Arnold A. Wuertz, Caribbean; John M. Zimmerman, Western Canada; Alfred L. Beck, New York; Albert W. Lotz, Eastern Canada; George R. Whittecar, North Carolina; Robert J. Marshall, Illinois; Alfred W. Young, Nebraska; William C. Hankey, Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia; Frank P. Madsen, Michigan; Royall A. Yount, Florida

Third row, left to right: Raynold J. Lingwall, Iowa; J. Frank Fife, Maryland; Edwin H. Knudten, New Jersey; Otto A. Olson Jr., Central Canada; O. Karl Olander, New England; Leeland C. Soker, Rocky Mountain; Walter M. Wick, Indiana-Kentucky; Samuel E. Kidd, Eastern Pennsylvania; John Zornan, Slovak Zion; Philip L. Wahlberg Jr., Texas-Louisiana; Walter E. Carlson, Red River Valley, and A. G. Fjellman, Pacific Northwest.