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The Reverend Canon Frank Landon Humphreys STD, MusD, Ld'H

Hereditary Member, admitted 1897

The Reverend Canon Frank Landon Humphreys, STD, MusD, Ld'H
12th President of the New Jersey Society 1901-1908

7th Chaplain of the Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1898 — ????
5th Chaplain of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1898 — 1901
Preceded by Samuel Moore Shute
Succeeded by Richard Lewis Howell
12th President of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1901 — 1908
Preceded by William Bowen Buck
Succeeded by James Wall Schureman Campbell

. (2) Great grandnephew of propositus David Humphreys. Chaplain of the Society of the Cincinnati in New Jersey 1898-1901; President 1901-1908, Chaplain of the General Society 1896 for many years. Born in Auburn, NY on 16 Jun 1858 and died in New Canaan, CT on 18 Jul 1937. Acting Chaplain at the US Military Academy 1897-1898. At the outbreak of the Spanish- American War he became a Chaplain in the US Army. He was given a Commission in the Line and given command of a dispatch boat. Commander and Chaplain in the US Naval Reserve, and Commander in the Naval Militia of NJ. Captain US Naval Reserve. Saint Stephens College in Oxford MA Degree 1884. Honorary MA Degree St. Stephens College of New York 1883. MusD Degree in 1889. Hobart College STD Degree 1896. Ordained priest 1882. Assistant at Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City 1880-1882. Hobart College Degree in Sacred Theology 1895. Rector at Short Hills, NJ 1882-1884. Minister of the Cathedral of Incarnation, Garden City, LI, NY 1886-1890. Canon of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City 1900-1906. Decorated Chevalier 1921 and officer of the Legion of Honneur of France 1927. Medal of Reconnaissance of France 1920. Officer with Palms of the French Academy 1929. Knight Commander of the Order of Saint George of England 1929. Mayor of Boynton Beach, FL. Author of Evolution of Church Music,1896; Clerical Education, 1896; Man of Understanding, 1897; The Mystery of Passion, 1898; Christmas Carols and Caroling, 1900; What We Owe to France, 1915; Life and Times of David Humphreys; Soldier-Statesman-Poet: Belovd Washington”, 1917; France and America, 1926 and George Washington, The Churchman. General Secretary of the Church University Board of Regents 1894-1900. President of Humphreys Medicine Company 1919, and Chairman of the board 1928. Director of the Alliance Francaise of New York City. Member: Military Society of the War of 1812; Chaplain of the Veteran Corps of Artillery; Sons of the Revolution in New York; Society of Colonial Wars. Married 1st Edith Elizabeth Todd on 25 Oct 1881. Married 2nd Susannah JeanTodd on 29 Apr 1886. [Sources: ; (98);(C); “Who Was Who in America”, Volume 1; “Who Was Who inAmerican History”, Volume 1; “National Cyclopaedia of AmericanBiography”, Volume 27; Pic: “The Flag ofthe Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey, Rare Etchings”, byJames Campbell, 1926; “National Cyclopaedia of American Biography”,Volume 27; ‘New Haven Register’ 8 Sep 1935.]

Mr. Humphreys was the great-great-grandnephew of Dav. Humphreys.



Dav. Humphreys
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The Reverend Canon Frank Landon Humphreys STD, MusD, Ld'H
(1858 — 1937)
Admitted 1897