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John Henry Maccracken

John Henry Maccracken, American educator, publicist. member provisional committee of the World Council of Churches; Member Psi Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Phi Kappa fraternities.

Background

  • Maccracken, John Henry was born on September 30, 1875 in Rochester, Vermont, United States. Son of Henry Mitchell and Catherine (Hubbard) Maccracken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1894, A.M., 1897. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Halle-Wittenberg, 1899. Doctor of Laws, Westminster College, 1903, New York University, 1915, Lehigh University, 1915, Pennsylvania College, 1915, Rutgers College, 1915.

      The Doctor of Letters, University of Pennsylvania, 1924. Doctor of Science, Lafayette College, 1926.

    Career

    • A. Ogden Butler fellow in philosophy, 1894-1895, instructor philosophy, 1896-1899, assistant professor, 1899, New York University. President and professor philosophy, Westminster College, Missouri, 1899-1903. Syndic and professor politics, New York University, 1903-1915, acting chancellor, 1910-1911.

      President Lafayette College, 1915-1926. Associate director American Council on Education, 1930-1934. Chairman International Student Service Conference, 1933.

      Delegate President’s Conference on Crisis in Education, 1933. Chairman finance committee, World Conference on Faith and Order. Member provisional committee of the World Council of Churches.

      Vice chairman National Committee on Education by Radio, 1931-1934. Director Brunswick Site Company. Trustee H. Constable Estate.

      Regional director S.A.T.C., 1918. Delegate Lausanne Conference, 1927, Oxford and Edinburgh Confs., 1937. President American Institute of Christian Philosophy.

      Trustee, Alborz College, Teheran, Iran. Trustee American University (Cairo, Egypt). Trustee Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, New York), 1929.

      Elector, Hall of Fame. Vice-president for Manhattan, Huguenot Society of America. President Phi Beta Kappa Alumni of New York, 1929.

    Works

    • Author: College and Commonwealth, 1920.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member provisional committee of the World Council of Churches. Member Psi Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Phi Kappa fraternities. Clubs: University (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Edith Constable, April. Children: Louise (Mistress.
    • father: Henry Mitchell Maccracken
    • mother: Catherine (Hubbard) Maccracken
    • spouse: Edith Constable
    • child: Louise (Mrs Maccracken
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    Born September 30, 1875
    Died February 1, 1948
    (aged 72)
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