Memorials: Lloyd Fulton Dean

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Lloyd Fulton Dean was born on July 10, 1923 to David F. and Sarah J. (Lloyd) Dean in Cambridge, MA, their only child. His father was from Nova Scotia and managed an ice company in Cambridge. Lloyd attended high school in Medford, MA, and then the family moved several miles away to Winchester, MA, still just north of Boston.

Lloyd attended Boston University from 1940-42, but received his A.B. from Gordon College in 1944, followed by his B.D. from Gordon Divinity School in 1946. He attended Andover-Newton Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School for one year each then obtained his M.A. degree from Boston University and Graduate School in 1951 and his Ph.D. in 1954. He joined the Evangelical Theological Society in 1952 and was an active member for 56 years. Lloyd was also a member of the American Philosophical Association, and served as vice president of the Rhode Island Philosophical Society in 1981-82.

Lloyd was ordained a Congregational (CCCC) minister and pastured First Congregational Church, Revere, MA from 1944-50. There Lloyd met his congregation's soloist, Myrle L. Smith. They were married in the Revere Church on June 20, 1952. Lloyd joined the faculty of Gordon College as associate professor and acting chairman of the philosophy department (1950-59). He was voted Teacher of the Year at Gordon College by the Class of 1958. He pastored East Glenville Community Church, Scotia, NY from 1959-67, and was president of the CCCC from 1961-64. …