Sidney Gulick
Class of 1879


©Published on December 24, 1945

Dr. Sidney Gulick,
Missionary, was 85


Educator, Author Who Worked
Years in Japan to Improve
Realtions With U.S. Is Dead


The Rev. Dr. Sidney Lewis Gulick, missionary, educator and author, died Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leverett Davis, in Boise, Idaho, according to word received here yesterday. His age was 85.

Dr. Gulick, for many years a Congregational missionary in Japan, had strenuously endeavored to improve relations between the United States and Japan.

Returning to the United States in 1913, after twenty-six years in Japan, he campaigned against California's anti-Asian legislation and urged equality of treatment for all nations. An ardent worker in the cause of world peace, he was a vigorous proponent of the entry of the United States into the World Court. He was the author of many books on the Japanese problem.

Born in Marshall Islands

Born in Ebon, Marshall Islands, April 10, 1860, the son of Luther Halsey Gulick, a missionary, and Louisa Lewis Gulick, he recieved from Dartmouth College an A.B. degree in 1883, an A.M. degree in 1886 and a D.D. degree in 1903. He also held D.D. degrees from Yale and Oberlin College.

Ordained a Congregational minister in 1886, he was a supply minister at the Willoughby Avenue Mission, Brooklyn, in 1886-87.

Dr Gulick served in Japan as a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1887 to 1913. He was Professor of Theology at Doshisha University, Kyoto, from 1906 to 1913, and lecturer at the Imperial University of Kyoto from 1907 to 1913.

In Good-Will Groups

Dr. Gulick was secretary of the department of international justice and good-will of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America from 1914 to 1934. He was secretary of the American Branch of the World Alliance for the Promotion of International Friendship Through the Churches from 1916 to 1919, National Committee for Constructive Immigration Legislation from 1919 to 1934 and Committee on World Friendship Among Children from 1926 to 1934.

After his retirement he resided in Honolulu, recently moving to Boise, Idaho.

He leaves three sons, Dr. Luther H. Gulick of New York and Washington, D.C.; Prof. Leeds Gulick of Chicago, and Prof. Sidney L. Gulick Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and two daughters, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. John Barrow of Washington.