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Charles S. Medbury
1865 - 1932

      Few preachers among the Disciples of Christ have a wider field of usefulness than has Chas. S. Medbury. It is also true that he meets the obligations of this position with marked ability and faithfulness. Following college days accepted first regular pastorate at El Paso, Illinois, January 1,1898. Remained in El Paso four years. The 1st of January, 1897, opened a seven years' pastorate at Angola, Indiana. January 1st, 1904, came to Des Moines, Iowa, to the pastorate of the University Church. In 1898 served as Chaplain of the 157th regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-American War.

      In 1909 president of the American Christian Missionary Society at the Centennial Convention. In addition to duties of present pastorate has the privileges and obligations of the Chaplaincy of Drake University, which institution granted him the degree Doctor of Divinity in 1909.

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