Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Francis Bellamy Biography

Title:
Former Vice President of the Christian Society of Socialists
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author, “The Pledge of Allegiance,” 1892
  • Editor, The Youth’s Companion
  • Vice President, Christian Society of Socialists
  • Committee Chairman, National Education Association
  • Baptist Minister
  • Officially recognized as the author of the Pledge of Allegiance in 1938 by the U.S. Flag Association and the American Flag Committee
  • Member, Masonic Lodge No. 181, Little Falls, N.Y.
Education:
  • University of Rochester
  • Free Academy, Rome (New York) 1872
Other:
  • Born May 18, 1855 in Rome, New York
  • Died Aug. 28, 1931
Quoted in:
  1. What is the "Companion Address" That Accompanied the Publication of the First Pledge of Allegiance?