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Charles W. Ferguson

Charles W. Ferguson, American editor, author. Recipient Christopher award, 1958. Member National Council Boy Scouts American; vice president public information National Safety Council, 1960-1967. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


  • Ferguson, Charles W. was born on August 23, 1901 in Quanah, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Nathaniel Newton and Jennie (Wright) Ferguson.

  • Education

    • AB, Southern Methodist University, 1923. Doctor of Letters, Southern Methodist University, 1966. Postgraduate, Union Theological Seminary.

      Postgraduate, New School for Social Research, New York City. Doctor of Letters, Hillsdale College, 1952.


    • Minister Methodist Church, 1923-1925. Associate editor The Bookman, 1926-1930. Religious editor Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1926-1930.

      Secretary Ray Long & Richard R. Smith Inc., 1930-1932. President Round Table Press, 1932-1934. Associate editor Readers Digest, 1934-1940, senior editor, 1940-1968.

      Cultural relations officer United States Embassy, London, 1946. Visiting lecturer University Texas, 1969, Southern Methodist University, 1972.


    • Momentous Event
    • 'This little volume sets forth in orderly and eminently readable fashion what most Calvinistic teachers believe concerning 'the Second Advent and questions related thereto.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


    Member National Council Boy Scouts American. Vice president public information National Safety Council, 1960-1967. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


    • Married Victoria Wallace, June 28, 1923 (divorced). Children: Charles Wallace, Hugh McGinnis.
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    Born August 23, 1901
    Died December 11, 1987
    (aged 86)
    • 1923
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1966
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1952
      Hillsdale College
    • 1923 - 1925
      Minister Methodist Church
    • 1926 - 1930
      associate, editor The Bookman
    • 1926 - 1930
      religious editor Doubleday
    • 1930 - 1932
      secretary, Ray Long & Richard R. Smith Incorporated
    • 1932 - 1934
      president, Round Table Press
    • 1946
      cultural relations officer, United States Embassy
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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