1874–1938

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Born: Ap­ril 6, 1874, Brod­heads­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1938, Ho­bo­ken, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Bue­na Vis­ta Ce­me­te­ry, Brod­heads­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

Calvin was the son of Na­than Lau­fer and An­ge­li­na Weiss, and hus­band of Ell­en Flo­rin­da Metz­ger.

He at­tend­ed Frank­lin and Mar­shall College, Lan­cas­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia (BA 1897, MA 1900), and Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New York Ci­ty (1900).

After or­di­na­tion as a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, he held pas­tor­ates at the Stein­way Re­formed Church, Long Is­land Ci­ty, New York (1900–05) and at the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Ho­bo­ken, New Jer­sey (1905–15).

He then served as a field rep­re­sent­a­tive for the Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion and Sun­day School Work (1914–24), and the Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion (1925–38).

Works

He helped ed­it the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hym­nal of 1933 and the Hand­book to the Hym­nal, 1935.

His oth­er works in­clude:

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Music