Rockwell Smith Brank (July 18, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri – February 23, 1947 in Riverside, California) was president of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1896-1897 season and a member from 1894 to 1899. While at the University of Virginia he was a member of Kappa Sigma, Lambda Pi, T.I.L.K.A., and O.F.C., and was assistant editor of College Topics and editor-in-chief of Corks and Curls.
After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1899, he practiced law in St. Louis for a few years, then enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary. Graduating with his masters in 1906, he was the pastor of Brank Memorial Church in St. Louis from 1906-1910, of an independent church in Savannah, Georgia from 1910 to 1917, and of Central Church in Summit, New Jersey from 1917 to 1940, when he retired.
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- "Rockwell Smith Brank". California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com). http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=rockwell+smith&gsln=brank&msbdy=1876&uidh=qoc&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=804556&recoff=6+7+8+40&db=CAdeath1940&indiv=1&ml_rpos=2. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
- Corks and Curls. IX. p. 40. http://books.google.com/books?id=0ahVAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22university%20of%20virginia%22%20%22bradford%20burwell%22&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q=glee&f=true.
- Corks and Curls. 1897. p. 25. http://books.google.com/books?id=GKZVAAAAYAAJ&q=glee#search_anchor.
- "The Rockwell Smith Brank Manuscript Collection". Guides to Manuscript Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary. http://manuscripts.ptsem.edu/collection/113. Retrieved 2013-10-21.