Henry Winters Luce

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Henry Winters Luce

Chinese: 路思義
Birthplace: Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 07, 1941 (73)
Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Van Rensselaer Williams Luce and Adelia Luce
Husband of Elizabeth Middleton Luce
Father of Henry Robinson Luce; Emma Vail Severinghaus; Elizabeth Middleton Luce and Sheldon Root Luce
Brother of Anna Luce; John Stephen Luce and Cerrie Luce

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About Henry Winters Luce

Henry Winters Luce was an American missionary and educator in China. He was the father of the publisher Henry R. Luce.

Henry W. Luce graduated from Yale University in 1892. After graduation, he stayed at Union Seminary in New York for 2 years, before his seminary training at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1896.

Luce was ordained in 1897 and sent to China by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in the same year. In total, he spent 31 years in the country, where his four children, including Henry R. Luce, were born.

Luce was a professor at Cheeloo University in Jinan, China, where he led fundraising efforts and served as vice president for a short time. He also helped to initiate the Yale-in-China Association. In 1928, he accepted a professorship at the Kennedy School of Missions in Hartford, Connecticut. He held this position until his retirement in 1935 .

Luce Memorial Chapel, designed by I.M. Pei and situated on the campus of Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, is named after Henry W. Luce. Construction of the chapel was sponsored by Henry R. Luce.

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Henry Winters Luce's Timeline

September 24, 1868
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 3, 1898
Age 29
Penglai (Tengchow 登州), Shandong, China
June 3, 1900
Age 31
Zaozhuang, Shandong, China
April 4, 1903
Age 34
Zaozhuang, Shandong, China
January 27, 1909
Age 40
December 7, 1941
Age 73
Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States