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Rev Harry Bidwell Ansted
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1893
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1955
King County
Washington, USA

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"ANSTED, Harry Bidwell, educator, clergyman; born Temperance, Michigan, December 17, 1893; son of Lewis and Marrietta (Hayden) Ansted; graduate of Spring Arbor Seminary, 1911; student Hillsdale College, 1911-13; B.B.A., Greenville College, 1922, A.B. 1923; A. M., U. of Southern Calif., 1924, student, U. of Calif., 1925, U. of Mich.., 1928-29; fellow Institute of Commerce, England, 1930, LL.D., Wessington Springs College, 1944, Seattle Pacific College, 1948; married Grace Marie Quimby, February 22, 1913; Children-Eva Marie (Mrs. D. G. Wilder), Harry Burton. Served as pastor churches in Mich., 1916-21; successively cost accounant, factory accountant, paymaster, office manager, Studebaker, Sparks Withington Co., Gen. Motors Corp., 1913-21; director School of Commerce, Greenville College, 1921-23; professor of social science Los Angeles Pacific College, 1923-24; president, business manager Wessington Springs College, 1925-36; director of public relations, bursar, dean College of Commerce, Seattle Pacific College, 1936-44; president Seoul National Univ., Korea, 1946-47, chancellor since 1947; director and American manager, Heung Han Foundation since 1947. American rep. Whashin Co., Ltd, since 1947. Served as chaplain, Leyte, P.I., and Korea, 1944-46; member Officers' Reserve Corps. Member American Economics Assn., America Historical Society, N.E.A., Washington Education Ass., Royal Economics Soc., Washington Temperance Assn., United Evangelical Assn. Republican. Free Methodist. Clubs: Commercial, kiwanis, Breakfast (Seattle)."

"Seattle Pacific College Bulletin"
Volume XXII, July, 1944, No. 7
Page 2


"It has come with a sudden shock to many to lear that Dr. Harry B. Ansted has accepted appointment as Chaplain in the United States Army. Although it was know to a few that he was being considered for appointment, it was entirely unknown to most of his friends and students.

"The announcement came with mingled feelings to the school administration. Professor Ansted is to be congratulated for his splendid dedication to the country and to our men in service and his achievement in receiving appointment. On the other hand, his going leaves a very definite gap in the administration personnel of the College and the teaching staff. he has made an enviable record for himself in getting prominent individuals in Seattle and elsewhere to become interested in the school. As Bursar, having to do with student work arrangements, student accounts, collections, etc., he has been most gracious and has been able to carry on a very diffucult task with a minimum of misunderstanding and complaint. As a teacher in his chosen field of Commerce and Economics he has seen a constant growth in interest and following.

"By action of the Board of Trustees he was granted a leave of absence. His many friends join the faculty and students in wishing Chaplain Ansted success in his new field. They look forward to his early return to the campus for the continuance of his work here.

"Professor Ansted leaves about the middle of July for a short period of specialized training at HArvard University. He will then be assigned to a regular post."

Obituary December 18, 1955

"Harry B. Ansted - Native of Temperance; Noted Educator -
Dr. Harry B. Ansted, 62, native of Temperance, Mich., and noted educator, died in Seattle, Wash., Friday night, according to word received here by relatives. His death occurred the day before he was to observe his 63rd birthday.
Dr. Ansted received his educational training in Toledo public schools, Spring Arbor Seminary, Hillsdale College, Greenville College, State university of Iowa, University of Southern California, University of California and University of Michigan.
He served pastorates in Parma, Auburn heights and Saginaw, Michigan, and also was employed as a cost and factory accountant and office manager by the Studebaker Corp., Sparks-Withington Co., and General Motors Corp.
He taught in several western colleges before becoming director of public relations and dean of the College of Commerce at Seattle Pacific College prior to entering the army as a chaplain. He served in the pacific during World War II.
Before his discharge, he was appointed president of Seoul University, Korea. Later he became chancellor and was asked by the board of regents to spend time in the United States as a representative of the school.
Dr. Ansted was appointed director and American manager of the Heung Han Foundation in 1947.
Later he became executive secretary of the Layman's Missionary Movement and of the board of managers of the United Christian Church.
Dr. Ansted was a Fellow of the institute of Commerce, England; had received honorary degrees from Wessington Springs College and Seattle Pacific College. He was a member of numerous educational, religious, historical and economic organizations.
His wife, a daughter and a son, living in Seattle; and brothers, Ransom and Ellery, Toledo, and Orlie, Charlevoix, Mich., survive.
Services and burial will be in Seattle."

The Spotlight - November 1953 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, Vol 42, No. 1

"....He served for more than 20 years in Christian Education as Business Manager, Director of Public Relations, Professor and College President, five years as pastor, Cha;lain in World War Two, serving on Leyte in the Philippines and Korea. Was chosen as the first President of Seoul National University (12 plants with more than 500 buildings and 8,700 students). The Korean Board of Regents upon completion of contract appointed Mr. Ansted as Chancellor of the University and a Good Will Ambassador to American Colleges and Universities...."

Free Methodist publication, Jan 22, 1957
"Few Free methodists are aware that during these days of national "peace" a total of thirteen Free methodist ministers are serving their country in the chaplaincy. Pictured on our cover is Chaplain (Capt.) Harry B. Ansted, USAF, with Free Methodist Jet Fighter-Bomber Pilot Lt. Elsworth P. Morey..."
Chaplain (Capt.) Harry Ansted, Jr., Hq 8th Fighter Bomber Wing, APO 929, San Francisco, California."

Family links: 
  Lewis M. Ansted (1846 - 1928)
  Marietta Hayden Ansted (1850 - 1915)
  Grace Marie Quimby Ansted (1891 - 1978)*
  Eva Marie Ansted Gilmartin (1917 - 2001)*
  Albert Henry Ansted (1870 - 1872)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Ansted Brunt (1872 - 1947)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Ansted Brunt (1872 - 1947)*
  Arthur Leroy Ansted (1875 - 1934)*
  Orlie Burton Ansted (1877 - 1971)*
  Orin Ellery Ansted (1882 - 1956)*
  Ransom Earl Ansted (1884 - 1970)*
  Jasper Floyd Ansted (1887 - 1950)*
  Harry Bidwell Ansted (1893 - 1955)
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Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
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