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Alson Jesse Smith

Alson Jesse Smith, American clergyman, author. Member.

Background

  • Smith, Alson Jesse was born on August 12, 1908 in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Gifford Alson and Josephine Louise (Hull) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1930. Bachelor of Divinity, Garrett Biblical Institute, 1933. Student Yale Graduate School, 1936-1937.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1934. Minister Philipsburg, Montana, 1933-1935, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1935-1940, Bayport, Long Island, 1941-1945, Brooklyn 1945-1947, Stamford, Connecticut, 1947-1950. Executive director Temperance and Tolerance Association, 1950-1951.

      Lecturer Columbia Lecture Bureau, 1950-1951.

    Works

    • Author’s League American, Friends of Literature, Research Council on Problems of Alcohol.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member.

    Connections

    • Married Florence McLeod, March 20, 1932. Children: Stephen Hull, Philip Alson.
    • father: Gifford Alson Smith
    • mother: Josephine Louise (Hull) Smith
    • spouse: Florence McLeod
    • children: Stephen Hull Smith
    • Philip Alson Smith
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    Died March 17, 1965
    (aged 56)
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