Homer Aubrey Tomlinson

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Homer Aubrey Tomlinson (October 25, 1892 - December 5, 1968), was a Bishop who planned to crown himself King of the World or "King of All Nations of Men" in Jerusalem on October 7, 1966. He founded the Theocratic Party and had been its candidate for U.S. President since 1952.[1] His Church of God was headquartered in Queen's Village, New York until his death when it relocated to Huntsville, Alabama.

Biography[edit]

He was born on October 25, 1892 to Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson.

In 1962 at the University of British Columbia he declared himself "King of UBC" and "King of the World".[2]

He died on December 5, 1968 at the Manhattan Veterans Hospital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homer A. Tomlinson". The New Yorker. 1966. Retrieved 2008-10-12. "Profile of Bishop Homer A. Tomlinson, who plans to crown himself King of the World or King of All Nations of Men in Jerusalem, Oct. 7, 1966. As Bishop and General Overseer of the Homer Tomlinson Branch of the Church of God, he claims a following of 75,000 persons, or saints, and 600 ministers with churches in all fifty states, but greatest strength in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and N.C." 
  2. ^ As recounted in the Totem 1962 of the University of British Columbia, wherein it is retold that he proclaimed himself
  3. ^ "Bishop Homer Tomlinson Dies. Crowned Himself World's King. Preacher Carried Own Throne ...". New York Times. December 6, 1968. Retrieved 2008-10-12. "Bishop Homer A. Tomlinson died Wednesday at Manhattan Veterans Hospital after a long illness. He was 76 years old and lived at 93-05 224th Street in ..."