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Earle Vaydor Pierce


Earle Vaydor Pierce, American clergyman. Member General Council, 1938. President Baptist Hospital Fund, Inc.


Pierce, Earle Vaydor was born on July 23, 1869 in Portage, Michigan, United States. Son of Dwight Clark and Mary Ellen (McEldowney) Pierce.


Student Sioux Falls (S. Dak.) College, 1887-1892. Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1894. Student Crozer Baptist Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1900-1901.

Doctor of Divinity, Sioux Falls College, 1916.


Ordained Baptist ministry, 1894. Pastor First Church, Ironton, O., 1894-1900, First Church, Ipswich, South Dakot, 1906-1910, Central Church, Minneapolis, 1910-1918, First Church, Brookings, South Dakot, 1918-1924, Lake Harriet Church, Minneapolis, 1924-1939, pastor emeritus, 1939-1944. Leader of fundamentalists of Northern Baptist Convention, 1928-1944, leader emeritus since 1944.

Editor The Ironton Register (daily and weekly), 1903. Trustee Twin City Baptist Union, Watchman-Examiner Foundation, Sioux Falls College, N.W. Baptist Humulus Lupulus Association, (vice president), N.W. Theological Seminary and Bible Training School, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Member board of managers American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1930-1937, and 1938-1948.

Member Council Finance and Promotion of Northern Baptist Convention, 1932-1937. President Northern Baptist Convention, 1937.


Member General Council, 1938. President Baptist Hospital Fund, Inc.


Married Elinore Mapes, October 16, 1918.

Dwight Clark Pierce

Mary Ellen (McEldowney) Pierce

Elinore Mapes