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Clergyman , educator

Arthur Emerson Harris, Canadian clergyman, educator. Club: Union League (Philadelphia).

Background

Harris, Arthur Emerson was born on May 3, 1870 in Montreal, Canada. Son of Edward and Sarah Maria (Gatland) Harris.

Education

Preparatory education under tutors. Graduate Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1898. Doctor of Divinity, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1917.

Career

Telegrapher, 1888-1892. In banking business, 1892-1895. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1898.

Pastor successively at Newark, New Jersey, Meriden, Connecticut, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1926. Associate pastor with Russell H. Conwell, at Baptist Temple, Philadelphia, 7 years. Registrar and professor psychology, secretary of faculty and director extension division, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1925-1938, professor Biblical introduction and homileties, 1938-1951, professor emeritus since 1951, secretary faculty, 1925-1947.

Pastor Overbrook Baptist Church, 1942-1949, pastor emeritus since 1950.

Membership

Club: Union League (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Anna Loomis Meredith, October 29, 1902 (died December 5, 1936). Married second, Ruth Naomi Chase, December 16, 1939.

father:
Edward Harris

mother:
Sarah Maria (Gatland) Harris

spouse:
Anna Loomis Meredith

spouse:
Ruth Naomi Chase