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Charles Frederick Wishart, American theologian.


Wishart, Charles Frederick was born on September 3, 1870 in Ontario, Ohio, United States. Son of William (Doctor of Divinity) and Sarah (Irvine) W.


Bachelor of Arts, Monmouth College, Illinois, 1894. Special work in oratory, University of Chicago. Graduate Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1897. Doctor of Divinity, Monmouth, 1909. Doctor of Laws, James Millikin, 1918, Lafayette College, 1920, Washington and Jefferson College, 1939. Doctor of Letters, Monmouth College, 1936, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1937.


Winner of the Illinois inter-collegiate oratorical contest, 1893, interstate oratorical contest, Indianapolis, 1894, Purdy scholarship, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1895. Ordained United Presbyterian ministry, 1897. Founder 11th U.P. Church, Pittsburgh, and pastor, 1897-1910. Professor systematic theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1910-1914. Pastor 2d Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 1914-1919. President College of Wooster, 1919-1944, president emeritus since 1944. President National Young People’s Christian Union, 1897, General Board Education, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1917-1919. Presbyterian Board Church Extension, 1918. Lecturer McCormick Theological Seminary, 1915-1917. Director McCormick Theological Seminary, since 1919, Lane Theological Seminary, since 1926. Corporator, Presbyterian Minister Fund, 1923, director 1935-1944. Moderator General Assembly Presbyterian Church, United States of America, 1923. Moderator Synod of Ohio, Presbyterian Church, United States of America, 1929. Former director Board Christian Education of Presbyterian Church.


Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda. Club: Rotary (Wooster).


Married Josephine Long, July 6, 1904. Children: James Hunt, Sara Elizabeth, Josephine Bosworth.

James Hunt Wishart