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Benjamin Alfred Dumm, American clergyman. Member N.H. Academy of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member of Academy of Political Science. President Weare Rifle.


Dumm, Benjamin Alfred was born on August 31, 1867 in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. Son of Review William Thomas and Anna (Bates) Dumm, sister of Daniel Webster Bates, Doctor of Divinity, and Laurence Webster Bates, Doctor of Divinity.


Ancestry (both sides) associate with Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution. Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, Westminster, 1886, A.M., 1889.

Hebrew certificate, American Institute Sacred Literature, student Boston School Expression, and Yale Division School, 1893-1894. Doctor of Philosophy., George Washington University, 1900. A.M., Harvard, 1912.


Principal Fawn Grove Academy, 1886-1888. Ordained Ministry Methodist Protestant Church, 1891. Pastor Methodist Prot.

Churches, 1891-1898; assistant pastor 1st Congressional Church, Washington, District of Columbia, 1898-1900. Professor philosophy, George Washington University, 1889-1900. Pastor various chs., Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 1901-1936.

Associate secretary World Conference on Faith and Order, 1926-1927 (wrote on the theological aspect, in symposium by writers of several countries). Moderator Merrimack Association Congressional Christian Churches. Moderator Hopkinton Town School Meeting, 1934, 35.


  • Other Work

    • Author: An Inductive Creed, 1906. The Old Puritanism and the New Age (with C. S. Macfarland, Thomas Sims, S.A. Norton). Paper read before N.H. Academy Science, April 18, 1952, Cosmology as Affected by Nucleonics (Proceedings 1953) included in A Philosophy of Immediacy, copyright 1952.Sermons reported at length in press and many constitutional and civic controversial articles and speeches. Translator (in verse) of Stabat Mater. Lecturer on the Holy Grail, Freedom of the Will, Philosophy of Henri Bergson, Reciprocal Problems of Theology and Philosophy Today.Writer and producer of The Pageant of Civic Weare,” 1937. Founder and director of North Weare Seminar on the Constitution and the Philosophy of Government Platform reader and impersonator Shakespeare and other dramatists.


Member N.H. Academy of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member of Academy of Political Science. President Weare Rifle.

Clubs: Pilgrim, Boston City, Harvard Philosophical (president).


Married Nelle Jamison, 1889. Children: Helen Minerva (deceased), Paul Jamison.

Review William Thomas Dumm

Anna (Bates) Dumm

Nelle Jamison

Helen Minerva Dumm (deceased)

Paul Jamison Dumm