Heinrich Christian Schwan

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Heinrich Christian Schwan

Heinrich Christian Schwan (April 5, 1819 - May 29, 1905), a German Lutheran pastor, served as a missionary in Brazil, a pastor in Cleveland, Ohio, and Central District President and General President in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Schwan is credited with being the first pastor to erect a Christmas tree in an American church sanctuary and is also known for the Missouri Synod's first exposition of Martin Luther's Small Catechism.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
C. F. W. Walther
President
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

1878–1899
Succeeded by
Franz Pieper