Series 1 - Personal Papers

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Personal Papers

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CA ON00340 F3710-1

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  • 1943-1997 (Creation)
    Lapp, Douglas Clarke, 1926-2005

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91 cm of textual material

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Douglas Clarke Lapp (1926-2005) was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He received a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and History from the University in Toronto in 1948, a B.D. from Emmanuel College (Toronto) in 1953, a Masters of Theology from St. Pauls University (Ottawa) in 1969, and a PH.D. in Theology from the University of Ottawa in 1975. He was received as a candidate in the United Church of Canada in Spring, 1944, then entered the mission field. He was in the mission field at Wood River, Alberta in 1945 and Nipawin, Saskatchewan in 1946. Lapp was ordained by Montreal and Ottawa Conference in June, 1953. He served Chelsea Pastoral Charge from 1954-1955, 1957-1959, Dominion Chalmers U.C (Ottawa) from 1962-1967, Brittania U.C. (Ottawa) from 1967-1970, Stoney Creek Presbytery (Hamilton), 1970-1976, Metropolitan (Toronto) from 1976-1984, Westdale (Hamilton), 1984-1990. He was also very busy with other church positions. He was Boy’s Work Secretary of B.C. Conference from 1948-1950, and the Ontario Council of Christian Education from 1955-1957. He was the Field Secretary for the Board of Christian Education of Hamilton Conference from 1959-1962. He was Chairman of Ottawa Presbytery from 1969-1970, Toronto Area Presbytery from 1981-1983 and President of Hamilton Conference from 1990-1991. He was a member of the General Council’s Judicial Committee from 1984-1986. He was also Chair of the Moderator’s Task Force on Indian Residential Schools in 1990, and a member of the Task Group on Executive Positions in the General Council Office, 1993.

He was married to Ethel Mary Upton, and had 5 children: Laureen, Murray, Peter, Robert and Valerie.

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Series consists of sermons, correspondence, records of various congregations, student records, biographical records, photographs accumulated while in various positions within the United Church and Boy’s Parliament, 1943-1997.

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