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S. Ralph Harlow

S. Ralph Harlow
Short Name: S. Ralph Harlow
Full Name: Harlow, S. Ralph (Samuel Ralph), 1885-1972
Birth Year: 1885
Death Year: 1972

Born: July 20, 1885, Boston, Massachusetts.
Died: August 21, 1972, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Buried: Abels Hill Cemetery (also known as Chilmark Cemetery), Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Harlow attended Harvard University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, & Hartford Theological Seminary. Ordained a Congregational minister in 1912, he was a chaplain and sociology teacher at the International College in Smyrna, Turkey (1912-22). When World War I broke out, he served as YMCA director for the American forces in France. In 1923, he joined Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, serving over 30 years as a professor of religion and social ethics. He traveled overseas as a lecturer for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and was a visiting professor at Pierce College in Athens, Greece (1945-46).

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