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Norman Vincent Peale

Born: 31-May-1898
Birthplace: Bowersville, OH
Died: 24-Dec-1993
Location of death: Pawling, NY
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Christ Church Cemetery, Pawling, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Power of Positive Thinking

Declaring that "our American culture is at stake," Peale cofounded the National Conference of Citizens for Religious Freedom in September 1960. Its aim was to prevent Catholic candidate John F. Kennedy from being elected President. Peale resigned from the group three weeks later.


[1] Father a Methodist, and Peale was ordained by the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he pastored (1922-32). At this point he switched to the Reformed Church of America, at Marble Collegiate Church, New York City (1932-84).

Father: Charles Clifford Peale (Methodist preacher, d. 1959)
Mother: Anna DeLaney Peale
Brother: Robert C. Peale
Brother: Leonard D. Peale
Wife: Loretta Ruth Stafford Peale (m. 1930, d. 6-Feb-2008, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Margaret Peale Everett
Son: John Stafford Peale
Daughter: Elizabeth Peale Allen

    High School: (1916)
    University:
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University (1920)
    University: MA Social Ethics, Boston University (1924)

    Caring Institute Board of Trustees (Honorary)
    Freemasonry
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 26-Mar-1984
    Silver Buffalo 1988
    Converted to Christianity Reformed Church of America, formerly Methodist (1932)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Grey Gardens (27-Sep-1975) · Himself [VOICE]


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