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Eugene Carson Blake

Born: 7-Nov-1906
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 31-Jul-1985
Location of death: Stamford, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: General Secretary, World Council of Churches, 1966-74

Father: Orville Prescott Blake (salesman, Inland Steel Co.)
Mother: Lulu Carson
Brother: Howard
Wife: Valina Gillespie (m. 12-Sep-1929)

    High School: Lawrenceville School
    University: BA, Princeton University (1928)
    Theological: ThB, Princeton Theological Seminary (1932)
    Teacher: Forman Christian College, Lahore (1928-29)
    University: New College, University of Edinburgh

    World Council of Churches General Secretary (1966-74)
    National Council of Churches President (1954-57)
    United Presbyterian Church Stated Clerk, General Assembly (1958-66)
    Presbyterian Church USA Stated Clerk, General Assembly (1951-58)


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