|Short Name:||H. Kenn Carmichael|
|Full Name:||Carmichael, H. Kenn (Herbert Kenneth), 1908-|
H. Kenn Carmichael was born in Martins Ferry, 1908 and graduated from Muskingum College (B.A. 1938), the University of Wisconsin (M.A. in Speech, 1930), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in Theater, 1941). He was head of the theatre department at Purdue University (1931-1943). From 1943 to 1946, Carmichael served in the U.S. Navy, where he made training films. After his enlistment ended, Carmichael taught at City College, Los Angeles (1947-1954), and then joined Film Production International producing films for denominational stewardship campaigns.
In 1962, Carmichael and his wife were commissioned by the Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations (COEMAR) of the United Presbyterian Church U.S.A. as consultants in communications to the Middle East and Africa. After ten years they returned to the United States, where Kenn became associate pastor at Central Church (1972-1979). Since 1979 the Carmichaels have lived at Westminster Gardens, Los Angeles.
Carmichael was Moderator of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii in 1987. He was also honored as a distinguished alumnus by Muskingum College.
--The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993