Sayre, Francis Jr.

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Sayre, Francis Jr. Gender: M
Francis Bowes Sayre Jr.
born on 17 January 1915 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Washington DC, USA, 38n54, 77w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°44 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°12'


American ecclesiastic and noted family, the grandson of Woodrow Wilson, born at the White House. He was the son of Wilson's daughter Jesse and named Francis for his father.

After he graduated from Williams College he earned his divinity degree from teh Union Theological Seminary. He joined the Navy as a chaplain during WWII and later moved to Cleveland, OH where he had a parish. He became Dean of Washington's National Cathedral in 1951 and retired in 1978. In his long career as Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, Sayre spoke out against societal ills, including McCarthyism, discrimination and segregation, and the Vietnam War. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the famous voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in March 1965.

In 1946 he married Harriet Hart, a marriage that lasted until her death in 2003. The couple had four children, two daughters, Jessie and Harriet and two sons, Thomas and Nevin.

He died October 3, 2008 at his home on Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts. He was 93.


  • has other family relationship with Wilson, Woodrow (born 29 December 1856)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1946
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1951 (Dean of National Cathedral)
  • Work : Retired 1978
  • Death of Mate 2003
  • Death, Cause unspecified 3 October 2008 (Age 93 in Martha's Vineyard, MA)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Clippings in hand sent by Frances McEvoy


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Granddad Woodrow Wilson)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western