Daniel A. Poling

Poling later became president of the International Christian Endeavor Society and editor of the Christian Herald.  In the 1950s, he ran (as a Republican) for mayor of Philadelphia.  He was chancellor of Temple University in the 1950s and 60s.  
     His son, Clark V., was one of the "four chaplains" who died in the sinking of the USS Dorchester.  

Poling campaigned extensively by automobile, which was ultra-modern at that time.  He later became Editor of the Christian Herald.  He became Honorary Life President of World Christian Endeavour.  He also served as president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America.  He was a chaplain and war correspondent during WWI.  In later years, he was chaplain of the Inter-Faith Shrine in Philadelphia, a memorial to the "Four Chaplains" of the USS Dorchester sinking in WWII; his son, Clark, had been one of the four.

“… Daniel A. Poling … was born in Portland, Oregon, November 30, 1884.  Graduating from Dallas College in 1904, he became Travelling Secretary of the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association for two years and has been National Vice-President of the organization since.   
     In 1908 he became the leader of the Ohio Christian Endeavor, serving as General Secretary for six years.  He also served as General Secretary of Young People’s Work of the United Evangelical Church for two years.
      In addition to the Vice-Presidency of the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association he is at the present time General Secretary of the Ohio Christian Endeavor Union and member of the Executive Committee of the American Scientific Temperance Federation; a member of the Managing Board of Young People’s Work, United Evangelical Church; editor of a young people’s paper; President of the American Advance Publishing Company; President’s Associate and National Citizenship Superintendent of the United Socity of Christian Endeavor, and President of the National Temperance Council.”

— Speeches of the Flying Squadron