MONTGOMERY, James Shera

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1862–1952

Biography

MONTGOMERY, James Shera, a House Chaplain; born in Mount Carmel, Franklin County, Ind., October 19, 1862; attended Muncie Academy, Muncie, Ind.; reporter; actor; attended DePauw University, Greencastle, In.; attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1892; attended Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom; D.D., Garrett Bible Institute, Evanston, Ill., 1900; ordained as a Methodist minister in 1892; pastor; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the 67th and for the fourteen succeeding Congresses (April 11, 1921–January 30, 1950);* Chaplain Emeritus of the United States House of Representatives, 1950–1952; died June 30, 1952, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.

Footnotes

* Reverend James Shera Montgomery resigned as Chaplain on Jan. 30, 1950, and was succeeded by Reverend Bernard Braskamp on Jan. 30, 1950.

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External Research Collections

DePauw University
Archives and Special Collections

Greencastle, IN
Papers 1950, 0.02 linear feet The James Shera Montgomery collection includes one letter.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

John Ruskin: Voice of the New Age (Cincinnati, OH: Jennings and Pye, 1902).

Memorial Day Oration, May 30, 1913 (Washington, D.C.: Department of the Potomac G.A.R., 1913).

Prayers Offered by the Chaplain James Shera Montgomery at the Opening of the Daily Sessions of the House of Representatives of the United States during the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses, 1945–1948 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1949).

Prayers Offered by the Chaplain James Shera Montgomery at the Opening of the Daily Sessions of the House of Representatives of the United States during the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses, 1941–1944 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1945).

Prayers Offered by the Chaplain James Shera Montgomery at the Opening of the Daily Sessions of the House of Representatives of the United States during the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses, 1935–1938 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938).

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Denomination

Methodist

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