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Clergyman

Baron De Kalb Gray, American clergyman. member 1893-1901. president 1898-1901, board of trustees Howard College, East Lake, Alabama.

Background

Gray, Baron De Kalb was born on June 18, 1855 in Waynesboro, Mississippi, United States. Son of Major John L. and Caroline (Salter) Gray.

Education

A.M., Mississippi College, Clinton, 1878. Graduate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1883. Doctor of Divinity, Mississippi College, 1890.

Doctor of Laws, 1904. Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, 1920.

Career

Baptist ministry, 1873, ordained, 1878. Pastor Mound Bluff, New Hope, Mississippi, 1878-1879, Midway, Kentucky, 1879-1880, Buffalo Lick, Kentucky, 1881-1882, East Church, Louisville, 1882-1884, Clinton, Mississippi, 1884-1887, Hazelhurst. Mississippi, 1888-1893, First Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1893-1901.

President Georgetown (Ky) College, 1901-1903. Correspondent secretary Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1903-1928. Retired as executive secretary emeritus.

Trustee Mississippi College 7 years. Member 1893-1901. president 1898-1901, board of trustees Howard College, East Lake, Alabama. Chairman of Commission on Cecil Rhodes Scholarships for Kentucky, 1902-1903.

Home: 614 N. Main St., College Park, Ga.

Membership

Member 1893-1901. president 1898-1901, board of trustees Howard College, East Lake, Alabama.

Connections

Married Alma Ratliff, December 9, 1884. Children: Carol, Mary Ratliff, Baron De Kalb.

father:
Major John L. Gray

mother:
Caroline (Salter) Gray

spouse:
Alma Ratliff

child:
Carol Gray

child:
Baron De Kalb Gray

child:
Mary Ratliff Gray