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Maurice Whitman Armstrong

Maurice Whitman Armstrong, educator. Awarded Brewer prize church history, American Church History Society, 1946, Distinguished Teaching award Lindbach Foundation, 1961. Member.


  • Armstrong, Maurice Whitman was born on May 29, 1905 in Bridgetown, Nova Scoti. Son of Doctor Melbourne E. and Mary B. (Davis) Armstrong.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie U., 1925, Master of Arts, 1927, Bachelor of Divinity, Pine Hill Division Hall, 1930. School of Theology and Ministry, Harvard, 1941, Doctor of Philosophy., 1945.


    • Came to the United States in 1940, naturalized in 1946. Ordained to ministry, United Church of Canada, 1928. Pastor, Alberta, Nova Scoti, N.B., 1928-1940.

      Pastor Congregationalist Churches, Scituate, also Belmont, Massachusetts, 1940-1945. Teaching fellow history Harvard, 1942, lecturer, instructor reformation history, div. school, 1944. Teaching fellow history Radcliffe College, 1942.

      Professor of history Ursinus College, from 1945, head department, 1947-1967, faculty dean, 1952-1954, acting head of the department of fine arts, 1967. chairman social science staff, experimental program in teacher education Temple University, 1955-1958. Member Presbytery Philadelphia. Interim pastor Walnut St.


    • Author: The Great Awakening in Nova Scotia 1776-1809, 1948. Editor of The Presbyterian Enterprise, 1956. Contributor hist journals.


    Denomination: Presbyn, Presbyn




    • Married Irene Margaret MacDonald, May 23, 1928. Children: Sheila (Mistress.
    • father: Doctor Melbourne E. Armstrong
    • mother: Mary B. (Davis) Armstrong
    • spouse: Irene Margaret MacDonald
    • child: Sheila (Mrs Armstrong
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    Born March 29, 1905
    Died November 21, 1967
    (aged 62)