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Charles Albert Anderson

association executive.

Charles Albert Anderson, American association executive. Recipient distinguished service award Presbyterian Historical Society, 1959; award of merit Interch. Transportation council, 1960.


Anderson, Charles Albert was born on July 10, 1889 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Theodore M. and Agnes (Sass) Anderson.


Bachelor of Arts, Williams, 1912. Bachelor of Divinity, Auburn (New York) Theological Seminary, 1916. Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1926.

Doctor of Divinity, Tusculum College, 1931. Doctor of Divinity, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1934. Doctor of Laws, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1942.


Graduate secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Williams, 1912-1913. Assistant minister First Presbyterian Church, Watertown, New York, 1916-1917. Pastor Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood, New Jersey, 1917-1921.

University pastor University of Pennsylvania, 1921-1931. President Tusculum College, 1931-1942. President Coe College, 1942-1944.

Director Presbyterian History Society, and Journal editor, 1944-1960. Secretary, Presbyterian Transportation Bureau. Chairman Interch. Transportation Committee, since 1954.

Director Westminster Foundation City of Philadelphia, 1924-1931, trustee, 1924-1931, 46—. President.


  • Author: Young People’s Topics, 1929. The Presbyterian Enterprise, 1956. Contributor history adviser Presbyterian Life.


Member; member General Assembly’s Special Committee on Theological Sems., 1938-1940, Committee on 250th Anniversary of First Presbytery, 1953. Member National Presbyterian Special Commision on National Defense, 1941-1942. Member of advisory commission to Congressional Committee on Education, 78th Congress.

Member American History Association, Pennsylvania, Southern history societies, Bibliographical Society of America, American Society Church History, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Alpha. Club: Penn Athletic.


Married Gertrude Wright Schauffler, August 24, 1916. Children: Margaret Imbrie, Ruth Agnes (Mistress.

Theodore M. Anderson

Agnes (Sass) Anderson

Gertrude Wright Schauffler

Margaret Imbrie Anderson

Ruth Agnes (Mrs Anderson