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Forrest Johnston Prettyman
(April 7, 1860 - October 12, 1945) was a Methodist clergyman who served as Chaplain of the Senate from 1903 to 1904 and 1913 to 1921.
Prettyman was born on April 7, 1860, in Brookeville, Maryland
Brookeville is a town located twenty miles north of Washington, D.C. and two miles north of Olney in northeastern Montgomery County, Maryland. Brookeville was settled by Quakers late in the 18th century, and was formally incorporated as a town in 1808...
, the son of Elijah Barrett and Lydia Forrest Prettyman. He was educated at Rockville Academy, Emerson Institute, St. John's College (United States), Annapolis, Maryland
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, and Washington and Lee University
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He served in Baltimore as a supply pastor in 1884-5. Thereafter he served these churches in succession: St Paul’s, Baltimore
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, 1888-1891; Lexington, Virginia
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; Martinsburg, West Virginia
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; Staunton, Virginia
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; Mt Vernon Place, Washington, D.C.
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; Trinity & Calvary, Baltimore, 1905-1909.
He served as Chaplain of the Senate (1903-1904) and (1913-1921).
Following his ministry in Washington, he returned to Baltimore to serve Wilson Memorial 1927-1931. Thereafter he was pastor in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located south of Washington, D.C., and north of Richmond. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,286...
(1930-37). He retired in October of 1937.
Prettyman died October 12, 1945, and was buried in Rockville Cemetery, Maryland, alongside his wife, parents and children.