Born: Ju­ly 20, 1885, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Au­gust 21, 1972, North­amp­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Ab­els Hill Ce­me­te­ry (al­so known as Chil­mark Ce­me­te­ry), Mar­tha’s Vine­yard, Mas­sa­chu­setts.



Harlow was the son of Sam­uel All­en Har­low and Ca­ro­line Mudge Ush­er.

He at­tend­ed Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, Un­ion Theo­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, and Har­tford Theo­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry.

Ordained a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter in 1912, he was a chap­lain and so­ci­o­lo­gy teach­er at the In­ter­na­tion­al Col­lege in Smyr­na, Tur­key (1912–22).

When World War I broke out, he served as YMCA di­rect­or for the Am­eri­can forc­es in France.

In 1923, he joined Smith Col­lege, North­amp­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, serv­ing over 30 years as a pro­fessor of re­li­gion and so­cial eth­ics.

He tra­veled ov­er­seas as a lec­tur­er for the Car­ne­gie En­dow­ment for In­ter­na­tiona­l Peace, and was a vis­it­ing pro­fess­or at Pierce Col­lege in Ath­ens, Greece (1945–46).