George Carpenter (Salvation Army)

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George Carpenter
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5th General of The Salvation Army
In office
1939–1946
Preceded by Evangeline Booth
Succeeded by Albert Orsborn
Personal details
Born(1872-06-20)June 20, 1872
Died 9 April 1948(1948-04-09) (aged 75)
Spouse(s) Mrs. General Minnie Lindsay Rowell Carpenter

George Lyndon Carpenter (20 June 1872 9 April 1948) was the 5th General of The Salvation Army (1939-1946).

The Salvation Army Protestant Christian movement and international charitable organization structured in a quasi-military fashion

The Salvation Army (TSA) is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation. The organisation reports a worldwide membership of over 1.7 million, consisting of soldiers, officers and adherents collectively known as Salvationists. Its founders sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs". It is present in 131 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless and disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.

He trained in Raymond Terrace, Australia, and became an officer of the Army in 1892. For the first 18 years of his officership, he worked in property, training and literary work in Australia.

Raymond Terrace Town in New South Wales, Australia

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Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

He and Ensign Minnie Rowell were married in 1899. She wrote such books as Commissioner Lawley , Notable Officers of The Salvation Army and Women of the Flag , among others.

In 1911, George was called up to International Headquarters. He became the literary secretary of The Salvation Army under General Bramwell Booth. He served in this role until 1927. From 1927 to 1933, he was called back for further service in Australia, to take over the ranks as Chief Secretary of Australia Eastern Territory. In 1933, he became South America East Territorial Commander. In 1937, he became Territorial Commander of Canada, and served at that post until he was elected General by the High Council in 1939.

International Headquarters of The Salvation Army organization

The International Headquarters of the Salvation Army is located in London at 101 Queen Victoria Street, EC4P 4EP.

Bramwell Booth General of The Salvation Army

William Bramwell Booth, CH was the first Chief of Staff (1881–1912) and the second General of The Salvation Army (1912–1929), succeeding his father, William Booth.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

His term in office as the General of The Salvation Army was during some trying times. World War II was going on in Europe, but he was a strong leader. He retired as General 26 June 1946.

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His books include Keep the Trumpets Sounding and Banners and Adventures .

General George Carpenter died at the age of 75.

Preceded by
Evangeline Booth
General of The Salvation Army
19391946
Succeeded by
Albert Orsborn

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