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William Oliver Brackett

William Oliver Brackett, American clergyman. Fellow Corporation Lake Forest (Illinois) Academy; Member advisory council of Sunday Evening; Member Church Extension Board, Presbytery of Chicago.; Member Phi Delta Theta, Chicago Cleric.


  • Brackett, William Oliver was born on April 5, 1901 in Sherman, Texas, United States. Son of William Oliver and Elizabeth Wilson (Moore) Brackett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri, 1924. Th.B., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1928. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Edinourgh, Scotland, 1935.

      Doctor of Divinity, Missouri Valley College, 1941.


    • Assistant minister St. George’s West Church, Edinburgh, 1928-1930. Associate minister Westport Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1930-1934. Minister-in-charge Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, New York City, 1935-1936.

      Minister First Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest, Illinois, since 1936. Trustee Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presbytery of Chicago.


    • Contributor articles to religious journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Fellow Corporation Lake Forest (Illinois) Academy. Member advisory council of Sunday Evening. Member Church Extension Board, Presbytery of Chicago.

    Member Phi Delta Theta, Chicago Cleric. Clubs: Onwentsia, Winter (Lake Forest).


    • Married Nancy Alexis Thomson, June 24, 1931. Children: Joanna Elizabeth, Thomas Oliver, Sarah Evershed.
    • father: William Oliver Brackett
    • mother: Elizabeth Wilson (Moore) Brackett
    • spouse: Nancy Alexis Thomson
    • children: Joanna Elizabeth Brackett
    • Thomas Oliver Brackett
    • Sarah Evershed Brackett
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    Born April 5, 1901
    Died July 26, 1945
    (aged 44)