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Alfred Washington Wasson, American church executive. Awarded parchment and silver vase by Governor General of Korea for service to education 1926.

Background

Wasson, Alfred Washington was born on May 7, 1880 in near Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Alfred W. and Dora (Greathouse) Wasson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Arkansas, 1902, LL. D., 1926. Bachelor of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 1905. School of Theology and Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1921.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1931.

Career

Missionary to Korea, 1905-1926. President Union Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea, 1923-1926. Professor missions and comparative religion School Theology, Southern Methodist U., 1926-1934.

Secretary foreign department Board Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1934-1940. Associate secretary Board Missions and Church Extension, Methodist Church, 1940-1950, chairman Committee on Cooperation in Latin American Delaware, Madras Conference of International Missionary Council, 1938. Member Uniting Conference, Methodist Church, 1939.

Trustee Santiago College Chile, Ward College, Argentina. Chairman Federal Council Committee on Religious Work in Canal Zone. Member committee reference and counsel Foreign Missions Conference.

Member Joint Committee on Religious Liberty. Member North America Committee World Council of Churches.

Membership

Member Uniting Conference, Methodist Church, 1939. Trustee Santiago College Chile, Ward College, Argentina. Member committee reference and counsel Foreign Missions Conference.

Member Joint Committee on Religious Liberty. Member North America Committee World Council of Churches. Member Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mabel Sutton, August 24, 1905. Children: Margaret, Houston Hutchinson.

father:
Alfred W. Wasson

mother:
Dora (Greathouse) Wasson

spouse:
Mabel Sutton

child:
Margaret Wasson

child:
Houston Hutchinson Wasson