Arthur L. Conger

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Arthur Latham Conger Jr (* 30 January 1872 in Akron, Ohio, USA; † 22 February 1951 in Pasadena, California, USA) was a theosophist and president of the Theosophical Society Pasadena.

He studied at Harvard University and graduated in 1892. After 1894 he studied Theology at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He planned to become a priest in the Episcopal Church. However, a bishop learned of his theosophical interests, and gave him an ultimatum: "Church or Theosophy". Conger opted for Theosophy and went to New York City to work actively in the Theosophical Society.

In 1894 Conger became a member of the Esoteric Section of the TS. In 1898, he joined the Army for financial reasons and saw combat in the Spanish–American War, the Philippine War, and the Boxer Rebellion. He later became the U.S. military attaché in Germany and Switzerland. He received many military awards.

In 1902 he married Margaret Loring Guild. She died in 1945.

In 1932 he became president of the TS.

Works[edit]

  • President Lincoln as war statesman. The State historical society of Wisconsin, Madison 1916
  • The military education of Grant as general. Menasha 1921
  • The rise of U.S. Grant. The Century Co., New York 1931

als editor:

  • Judge, William Quan: Practical occultism, from the private letters of William Q. Judge. Theosophical University Press, Pasadena 1951
  • Purucker, Gottfried de: The dialogues of G. de Purucker, report of sessions. Theosophical University Press, Covina 1948

Literature[edit]

  • Donant, Alan E.: Colonel Arthur L. Conger. Theosophical University Press, Pasadena 1999; ISBN 1-55700-139-1
  • Epstein, Fritz T.: Zwischen Compiégne und Versailles. Geheime amerikanische Militärdiplomatie in der Periode des Waffenstillstandes 1918/19, Die Rolle des Obersten Arthur L. Conger. In "Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte", 1955, Seite 412-445
  • Shurlock, Aileen Brittain: Biographical sketch of Colonel Arthur Latham Conger, fifth leader of the Theosophical Society, Point Loma-Covina, Californien. Oakland 1955

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