W. Freeland Kendrick

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W. Freeland Kendrick (1873[1] – March 20, 1953[2])was the Republican Mayor of Philadelphia from 1924-1928. He served as a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Republican National Convention in 1920,[3] and served as the President of the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1926.[4]

Shriner[edit]

Kendrick was also an active Shriner, serving as Potentate of Lulu Shrine from 1906–18, and again from 1920-23. He was elected Imperial Potentate from 1919–20 and served as the second chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Shriners from 1934-1949.[5] While he was serving as Imperial Potentate, he put forth the resolution that created the Shriners Hospitals for Children.[6] From 1949 until his death, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potts, Florence J. "The Shriners' Hospitals: A General Outline of the history of the Founding of the Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children." The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 26, No. 10 (Oct., 1926), pp. 746.
  2. ^ a b "History of the Shriners". Accessed March 24, 2008.
  3. ^ W. Freeland Kendrick at PoliticalGraveyard.com. Accessed March 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "Foreword" in Austin, Erastus Long. The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. Arno Press, 1976. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-405-07670-1
  5. ^ Shriners of North America. A Short History: Shriners of North America and Shriners Hospitals for Children. September 2004 edition. p. 26.
  6. ^ Potts, Florence J. "The Shriners' Hospitals: A General Outline of the History of the Founding of the Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children." The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 26, No. 10 (Oct., 1926), pp. 745-46.
Political offices
Preceded by
J. Hampton Moore
Mayor of Philadelphia
1924–1928
Succeeded by
Harry Arista Mackey