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Alson Jesse Smith

clergyman , author

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.

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