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Cyrus Jeffries Kephart


Cyrus Jeffries Kephart, American bishop.


Kephart, Cyrus Jeffries was born on February 23, 1852 in Clearfield Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review Henry and Sarah (Goss) Kephart.


Bachelor of Arts, Western College, Iowa, 1874, A.M., 1877. Graduate Union Biblical Seminary, Dayton, O., 1878. Doctor of Divinity, Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, 1895.

Doctor of Laws, Otterbein U., 1915, Kansas City U., 1916.


Ordained ministry of United Brethren Church, 1879. President Avalon (Missouri) College, 1878-1885. Professor mathematics, Western College, Iowa, 1885-1887.

Pastor Des Moines, Iowa, 1887-1889. President Lebanon Valley College, 1889-1890. Pastor Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1890-1894.

General secretary Pennsylvania State Sabbath School Association, 1894-1897. Again president Avalon College, 1897-1899. Pastor Summit Park Church, Des Moines, 1899-1903, Lisbon, Iowa, 1903-1905.

President Western (later Leander Clark) College, Toledo, Iowa, 1905-1908. Pastor First U.B. Church, Dayton, O., 1908-1913. Bishop, May 14, 1913, emeritus.

Head Bible department Kansas City U. Author: Christianity and the Social Weal, 1914. Home: Shelby, Neb.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Christianity and the Social Weal, 1914.


Married Sallie S. Perry, December 4, 1873 (died 1928).

Review Henry Kephart

Sarah (Goss) Kephart

Sallie S. Perry