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Rev W. Hedley Clews
Birth: Sep. 8, 1909
Gorham
Coos County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1979
Virginia, USA

[as taken from obituary, 1979]
Rev. Dr. Clews began his ministry at Brentwood [UMC] in 1934. He served as pastor of Mount Oak [UMC] on Mitchellville, and Cherryville [UMC] in Arlington before beginning an eight-year term at St. Luke's [UMC] in Washington in 1962.
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He had served on the Advisory Board of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington and was chairman of the Chaplain's Committee and a member of the board of Sibley Memorial Hospital at the time of his death. He also was treasurer and board member of the Berea in Korea Foundation. an organization promoting education in Korea.

[as taken from article in the Washington Churchman]
As the son of a minister who held rural pastorates in Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Clews had to earn his way through college. Earlier, he had caddied at the Chevy Chase Club (Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln was one of his employers.) After getting a secondary education at Woodward School for Boys, he took a playground job in Chicago for a year.
Then he became a salesman for Baker Bakeries here and entered GW. Graduating in 1834 he was admitted on trial as a deacon in the Southern Methodist Church, and served churched in Roanoke, Portsmouth, Chase City and Arlington. During this period he completed his theological studies at Candler School of Theology, Atlanta.
He married a choir singer at Mount Vernon Place Methodit Church, [Julia C. Arnold], and they have one child, [H.V. Clews]....
Outstanding pastories at Trinity Methodist Church, Baltimore, and the Catonsville (md.) Methodist Church brought him an honorary DD. from Western Maryland College in 1960. He [had] been at St. Luke's a year [at the time of this publication].

[additional]
His younger brother, Rev. C. Gordon Clews, also became a well-loved pastor in the Baltimore Conference.
He had one grandaughter at the time of his passing and she adored him. Two later grandchildren did not have the fortune of meeting their illustrious grandfather. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Clews (1872 - 1944)
  Fannie Virginia Williams Clews (1889 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Calvert Arnold Clews (1911 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  W. Hedley Clews (1909 - 1979)
  C Gordon Clews (1914 - 1995)*
  George William Clews (1914 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery
Lorton
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Lot 3, Secton M
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 2008
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