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Elmer Jay Cook

Elmer Jay Cook, American clergyman, educator. Member Society Biblical Literature.


  • Cook, Elmer Jay was born on August 20, 1901 in Howell, Michigan, United States. Son of Oscar George and Minnie Bell (Keitchen) Cook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Jefferson College, 1924. Bachelor of Divinity, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1927, Ph. D., 1930; Bachelor of Letters, University of Oxford, 1929.

      Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Columbia, 1940. S.T.D. (honorary), Berkeley Divinity School, 1959.


    • 1 daughter, Frances C. (Mistress C.L.R. Pedersen). Ordained to priesthood, Episcopal Church, 1936. Librarian and professor New Testament, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1936-1948.

      Professor New Testament, Berkeley Division School, New Haven, since 1948.


    Member Society Biblical Literature.


    • Married Esther Linton Henning, September 21, 1924.
    • father: Oscar George Cook
    • mother: Minnie Bell (Keitchen) Cook
    • spouse: Esther Linton Henning
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    Born August 20, 1901
    Died October 1, 1959
    (aged 58)