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LCA Collection 268. Roth, Paul H. Correspondence of Rev. Paul H. Roth, 1940-1945: Overview

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Collection Description

Roth, Paul H.  Correspondence of Rev. Paul H. Roth, 1940-1945.  LCA Collection 268.  7 folders.

The Correspondence of Rev. Paul H. Roth collection contains letters from 1940-45 regarding the administration of Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary where he served as president from 1935-50.  Both he and three of his colleagues founded the seminary during 1920 in Fargo, North Dakota, but they relocated it to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922.  Roth served the seminary until his retirement in 1956.

Biographical Note

Paul H. Roth was born 21 December 1880 in Utica, New York.  He studied theology at Chicago Lutheran Seminary and was ordained in 1906.  In 1917 he served as one of the delegates of the United Lutheran Church in America at the organization of the Lutheran World Federation in Lund, Sweden.  He also served the U.L.C.A. as a member of its Board of Adjudication.  In 1920 he helped found Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary where he served as a professor until 1956 and president from 1935-50.  In 1940 he wrote the history of the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Northwest and for many years he wrote a monthly stewardship letter that was read to the church councils in the congregations of the Northwest Synod.  He died 13 January 1967.

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