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Blake, Eugene Carson

(1906–85) Protestant clergyman; born in St. Louis, Mo. Educated at Princeton, he held pastorates in New York and California before becoming a senior administrator of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. From 1967–72 he was general secretary of the World Council of Churches, in which role he advanced his dream of a "truly reformed, truly catholic, and truly evangelical" church.
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In August 1972, the WCC Central Committee elected him to succeed Eugene Carson Blake as general secretary.
An outstanding board was formed, including Eugene Carson Blake, who had recently retired as General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
Visser't Hooft, from the Netherlands (1948-1966); Eugene Carson Blake, from the United States (1966-1972); Philip Potter, from Dominica, West Indies (1972-1984); Emilio Castro, from Uruguay (1985-1992); and Konrad Raiser, from Germany (1993 to 2003).
Visser 't Hooft, Eugene Carson Blake, Philip Potter and Emilio Castro.