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Alfred Hamilton Barr, American clergyman.


Barr, Alfred Hamilton was born on September 3, 1868 in Geneseo, Illinois, United States. Son of Review John Campbell and Jane (Hamilton) Barr.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1889, Master of Arts, 1892. Taught Greek at Kiskiminetas Spgs. School, 1889-1892; student Western Theological Seminary, 1893-1894.

Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1896. Doctor of Divinity, Alma College, Michigan, 1910.


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1896. Pastor Jefferson Avenue Church, Detroit, 1896-1911 (organizing “open church” work and largely instrumental in organizing work among foreign speaking people), 1st Church, Baltimore, 1911-1923. Professor homiletics, Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Chicago, since 1923.


  • Other Work

    • Author: printed addresses, The Great Day of the Preacher, 1925, and Present Tendencies of Protestant Preaching, 1929.


Member General Assembly’s committee that organized the Presbyterian Brotherhood. Member Assembly’s commission on Christian Life and Work, 1911-1923, Assembly’s General Board of Education, Committee on Evangelism, and National Service Commission, Assembly’s Special communications of 1925. Member of the board of directors Princeton Theological Seminary, 1911-1923.

Member Archæol. Institute America, Cliosophic Society (Princeton).


Married Annie Elizabeth Wilson, February 17, 1897. Children: Alfred Hamilton, Andrew Wilson.

Alfred Hamilton Barr