L. O. Hartman

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Lewis Oliver Hartman in 1913

Lewis Oliver Hartman (3 May 1876 – 30 June 1955) was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church, elected in 1944.


He was born in LaGrange, Indiana, Lewis married Helen Marion Nutter 21 December 1922 in Newton, Massachusetts. She was born 2 November 1894.

Lewis entered the Traveling Ministry of the Cincinnati Annual Conference of the M.E. Church in 1903. Prior to his election to the Episcopacy in 1944, he served as a Pastor, Secretary for Sunday Schools, and an Editor. He was editor of Zion's Herald for twenty-four years.

He was for a time the Chairman of the General Conference Commission on Central Conferences. He was President of the Methodist Federation for Social Service. He also participated in Ecumenical Methodist Conferences.

As Bishop he was assigned the Boston Episcopal Area, 1944-48.

Bishop Hartman died 30 June 1955 at a hospital in Boston.

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See also[edit]


  • Leete, Frederick DeLand, Methodist Bishops. Nashville, The Methodist Publishing House, 1948.
  • Obituary in The LaGrange Standard, LaGrange, Indiana, 7 July 1955. [1]

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