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Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed

Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed, American pastor, philanthropist. member board of trustees Chicago Baptist Hospital, 1895-1900.

Background

  • Goodspeed, Thomas Wakefield was born on September 4, 1842 in Glens Falls, New York, United States. Son of Stephen and Jane (Johnson) Goodspeed.

  • Education

    • Studied Preparatory School of Knox College, 1857. University of Chicago, 1859-1862. Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1863.

      Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1866. Doctor of Divinity, University of Chicago, 1885. Doctor of Laws, University of Rochester, 1913.

    Career

    • Was ordained to ministry, 1865. Pastoral supply, North Church, Chicago, 1865. Pastor Vermont St. Church, Quincy, Illinois, 1866-1872.

      Associate pastor Second Church, Chicago, 1872-1876. Pastor Morgan Park Church, Chicago, 1877-1880. Secretary Baptist Union Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1876-1889.

      Assisted, 1889-1890, in raising the funds, $1,000,000, for founding new University of Chicago. Secretary board of trustees, 1890-1913, registrar, 1897-1913, correspondent secretary, since 1913, University of Chicago. Secretary and member board of trustees Baptist Theological Union, since 1894, Francis Shimer Academy, 1895-1914, Chicago Manual Training Association, 1897-1913.

      Member board of trustees Chicago Baptist Hospital, 1895-1900. Secretary Rush Medical College Board, 1898-1913. President University of Rochester Central Alumni Association, 1904-1905.

      President Village of Morgan Park, Illinois, 1889. Trustee University of Chicago, 1906-1913. Author: A History of the University of Chicago, 1916.

      The University of Chicago Biographical Sketches, Vol. I, 1922, Vol. II, 1925. The Story of The University of Chicago, 1925.

      Home: Chicago, Ill.

    Works

    • Author: A History of the University of Chicago, 1916. The University of Chicago Biographical Sketches, Vol. I, 1922, Vol. II, 1925.

      The Story of The University of Chicago, 1925.

    Membership

    Member board of trustees Chicago Baptist Hospital, 1895-1900.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ellen Ten Broeke, September 4, 1866 (died 1921). Children: Charles Ten Broeke, Edgar Johnson.
    • father: Stephen Goodspeed
    • mother: Jane (Johnson) Goodspeed
    • spouse: Mary Ellen Ten Broeke
    • children: Charles Ten Broeke Goodspeed
    • Edgar Johnson Goodspeed
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    Born September 4, 1842
    Died December 16, 1927
    (aged 85)
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