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Edward Davis Solomon, American church official. Mason (32°, Shriner).; Club: Rotary International.


Solomon, Edward Davis was born on December 26, 1875 in Coldwater, Mississippi, United States. Son of James Hanible and Ella (Davis) Solomon.


Bachelor of Arts, Mississippi College, 1898. Student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1898-1900. Studied Baylor University and Spurgeon’s College, London.

Doctor of Divinity, John B. Stetson U., Deland, Florida, 1943.


Ordained ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1898. Pastor successively (First Church, Kaufman, Texas, First Church McComb, Mississippi, Main St. Church, Hattiesburg, Fifteenth Avenue Church, Meridian, until 1917, St. Charles Church, New Orleans, 1919-1923. Correspondent secretary Executive Board Louisiana Baptist Convention, 1924-1930.

Editor and manager Florida Baptist Witness, 1931-1949. Vice president Mississippi Baptist Convention, 1912, Southern Baptist Convention, 1941-1942. Has conducted work as evangelist in 12 Southern states.

Built 3 chs. and prominent in founding Mississippi Woman’s College, Hattiesburg, and Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans. Chaplain 2d Mississippi Regiment, Spanish-American War. Colonel, chaplain National Guard on staff of Governor Noel, 1909-1913.

Chaplain at Camp Shelby and Camp Polk, 1918. Trustee Southern Baptist Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana, Leland U., Baker, Louisiana, Southern Baptist Goöp. Commission Mom. American Legion.


Mason (32°, Shriner). Club: Rotary International.


Married Josie Crawford, November 12, 1907. Children: Edward C., William H., J. Crawford.

James Hanible Solomon

Ella (Davis) Solomon

Josie Crawford

Edward C. Solomon

William H. Solomon

J. Crawford Solomon