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Hall Mcalister Griffith

Hall Mcalister Griffith, American editor, writer, clergyman. Served with United States Army, 1918. Assistant editor Sunday School Times, 1922-1923; member secretary Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1933-1936, 40. Elected commissioner to Presbyterian General Assembly, 1932, 34 and 35.

Background

  • Griffith, Hall Mcalister was born on January 16, 1900 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Harry Howard and Elizabeth Regina (Geraldson) Griffith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1922. Student Princeton Theological Seminary, 1923-1925, Graduate School of Princeton University, 1924-1925. Doctor of Divinity, Wheaton (Illinois) College.

    Career

    • Served with United States Army, 1918. Assistant editor Sunday School Times, 1922-1923. Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, 1925.

      Pastor, Marion Bridge, Nova Scoti, 1925-1926, Scotsburn, Nova Scoti, 1926-1930. Managing editor Christianity Today, 1930-1935. Pastor Hollond Memorial Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1931-1933.

      Editor The Presbyterian Guardian, and general secretary the Presbyterian Constitutional Covenant Union, 1935-1936. Manager Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1937-1938, executive secretary, 1938-1940. Lecturer in church history, Faith Theological Seminary.

      1937-1940; lecturer and associate, Business Counselors, Inc., 1940-1941. General secretary American Council of Christian Churches, 1941-1945. Director public relations, Laymen’s National Committee, 1946.

      Associate in public relations, National Economics Council, 1947-1950. Member secretary Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1933-1936, 40. Elected commissioner to Presbyterian General Assembly, 1932, 34 and 35.

      Unseated at 1935 assembly because of refusal to resign from The Independent Board, as ordered by the Assembly of 1934. Withdrew from denomination, 1936. Presiding officer at organization of First General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of America (now Orthodox Presbyterian Church), 1936.

      Ecclesiastical counsel Presbyterian Church of America, 1936. Co-founder Bible Presbyterian Synod, 1937. Clerk of General Synod, The Bible Presbyterian Church, 1938, 39.

      Withdrew from that denomination, April 1946. Author: The Case for Compromise, 1938. Termites in the Cross, 1947.

      Is There a Jewish Problem?, 1947. Contributor to religious, economics and general publs.

    Works

    • Author: The Case for Compromise, 1938. Termites in the Cross, 1947. Is There a Jewish Problem?, 1947.

      Contributor to religious, economics and general publs.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1918. Assistant editor Sunday School Times, 1922-1923. Member secretary Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, 1933-1936, 40.

    Elected commissioner to Presbyterian General Assembly, 1932, 34 and 35.

    Connections

    • Married Clatherine Hughena Macneil, January 11, 1926. Children: Catherine Elizabeth, John Gresham Machen.
    • father: Harry Howard Griffith
    • mother: Elizabeth Regina (Geraldson) Griffith
    • spouse: Clatherine Hughena Macneil
    • children: Catherine Elizabeth Griffith
    • John Gresham Machen Griffith
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    Born January 16, 1900
    Died August, 1957
    (aged 57)
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