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Sayre, John Nevin

John M. Swomley

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Sayre, John Nevin (04 February 1884–13 September 1977), peace organization executive and editor, was born near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert H. Sayre, general manager of the Bethlehem Iron Works and founder of the Sayre Mining and Manufacturing Company in Alabama, and Martha Finley Nevin, daughter of the president of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Sayre graduated from Princeton University in 1907 and Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1910. In June 1910 he married Helen Augustus Bangs, who died a year later during Sayre’s further study at Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ordained a minister in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1911, Sayre officiated when his brother Francis B. Sayre married President ...

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Subjects: Journalism ; Politics and Law

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