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Empie, Paul Chauncey (10 February 1909–01 September 1979), Lutheran clergy, official in relief work, and ecumenist, was born of French Huguenot ancestry in St. Johnsville, New York, the son of Charles G. Empie, a Lutheran pastor, and Grace Dieffendorf. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1929 with an A.B. degree and from the Lutheran Technological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1932 with a B.D. degree. Empie had married Katharine Goodwin Smith in 1931; they had six children. After serving as the pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Philadelphia for five years (1932–1937), he became the superintendent of the Lutheran Home for Orphans and Aged in Philadelphia and then the secretary for stewardship of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania of the United Lutheran Church in America for three years (1941–1944)....