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Clergyman

Alan Craft Thomson, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry, Presbyterian Church. Coordinator Brooklyn Peace Council.

Background

Thomson, Alan Craft was born on April 16, 1931 in Canton, Kwangtung, China. Son of Joseph Oscar and Ruth Justice (Craft) Thomson.

Education

Bachelor, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University, Stillwater, 1952. Bachelor's Degree, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1958. Doctor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, 1962.

Career

Teacher, Mission School, Tehran, Iran, 1952-1955;instructor, Theological School, Malang, Indonesia, 1961-1964;instructor, Theological School, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 1965-1969;executive director, Foundation for Theological Education in S.E. Asia, Singapore, 1968-1973;vice dean, S.E. Asia Graduate School Theology, Hong Kong, 1974;associate professor Division School, Yale University, New Haven, 1974-1976;archivist, National Council Churches, Philadelphia, 1977-1980;executive director, National Council of America-Soviet Friendship, New York City, 1981-1991;chair division corporation social witness, Presbytery of New York City, since 1991;pastor, St. James Presbyterian Church, Queens, New York.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, Presbyterian Church.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Geredja Kristus di Amerika Utara, 1972 (In Indonesian), New Movements, 1500-1800, 1975.

Membership

Coordinator Brooklyn Peace Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: poetry.

Connections

Married Emma Jane Standifer, September 6, 1952. Children: Geoffrey Andrew, Martin Standifer, David Edward.

father:
Joseph Oscar Thomson

mother:
Ruth Justice (Craft) Thomson

spouse:
Emma Jane Standifer

child:
Geoffrey Andrew Thomson

child:
Martin Standifer Thomson

child:
David Edward Thomson