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Reuben Emmanuel Nelson

Reuben Emmanuel Nelson, American clergyman. Member Pi Kappa Delta.


  • Nelson, Reuben Emmanuel was born on April 12, 1905 in Lake Elizabeth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Review Peter Gothard and Mary (Johnson) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Des Moines U., 1927. Bachelor of Divinity, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1930. Graduate student Yale Division School, 1930-1931.

      School of Theology and Ministry, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 1933.


    • Ordained Baptist ministry, 1930. Pastor, First Swedish Baptist Church, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1931-1934. Promotional director, Bethel Institute, St. Paul, 1934-1937.

      Professor, New Testament studies, Bethel Seminary, 1937-1939. Executive secretary, Minnesota Baptist Convention, Minneapolis, 1939-1943. Executive secretary Detroit Baptist Missionary Society and director Promotion for Detroit Area, American Baptist Convention, 1943-1945.

      Executive secretary, Council on Finance and Promotion, American Baptist Convention, 1945-1950. General secretary American Baptist Convention, since 1950. Member General Board of National Council of Churches.

      Member Central Committee & delegate of America Baptist Convention to World Council of Churches.


    Member Pi Kappa Delta.


    • Married Edith Catherine Peterson, September 6, 1933.
    • father: Review Peter Gothard Nelson
    • mother: Mary (Johnson) Nelson
    • spouse: Edith Catherine Peterson
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    Born April 12, 1905
    Died January, 1960
    (aged 54)