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Charles Whitefield Welch, American clergyman.


Welch, Charles Whitefield was born on March 11, 1878 in White County, Tennessee, United States. Son of William and Georgia (McFarland) Welch.


Student Ogden College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1900-1901, honorary Doctor of Letters, 1926. Student Southwestern U., 1901-1903, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1908-1911, Doctor of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1922. Doctor of Divinity, Cumberland U., 1925.

Doctor of Laws, Centre College of Kentucky, 1926. Doctor of Laws, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1942.


Ordained to the ministry of Presbyterian Church, 1902. Pastor Park Avenue Church, New York, 1911-1916.

Pastor Fourth Avenue Church, Louisville, Kentucky, since 1916. Elected moderator Presbyterian Church, United States of America, at 150th meeting of General Assembly, Philadelphia, 1938.


Member Theta Phi. Pi Kappa Alpha. Mason (32°,Kiloton). Clubs: Pendennis (Louisville).


Married Sarah Kennedy Burney, 1903 (died 1913).; married second, Evelyn B. Bridgement, 1916. Children: Robert Burney, Clara McFarland, Sarah Deborah.

Robert Burney Welch