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Edwin Joseph Heath

Clergyman , educator

Edwin Joseph Heath, American clergyman, educator. Member American History Society, Moravian History Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, Newcomen Society, National, Association Biblical Instrs., Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities; Rotarian.

Background

Heath, Edwin Joseph was born on December 27, 1880 in St. Jan, Danish West Indies. Son of George Octavius and Charlotte Elizabeth (Reinke) Heath.

Education

Preparatory education, Fulneck School, Leeds, England. Bachelor of Arts, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1904, A.M., 1916, Doctor of Laws, 1942. Bachelor of Divinity, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1907.

Doctor of Divinity, Ursinus College, 1930.

Career

Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1924. Ordained ministry Moravian Church, 1904. Superintendent Moravian mission, Trinidad, British West Indies California California, 1907-1911.

Pastor St. John’s Church, Antigua, British West Indies California California, 1911-1914. Also warden Antigua mission, and director Teachers Training College, Antigua, 1911-1914. Executive secretary Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1914-1926.

Pastor Immanuel Church, Winston-Salem, 1915-1920. Head of history department Salem College, 1914-1926. President Moravian Seminary and College for Women, Bethlehem, 1926-1949, president emeritus, since 1949.

Membership

Member American History Society, Moravian History Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, Newcomen Society, National, Association Biblical Instrs., Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities.

Connections

Married Mabel Mary Graham, October 17, 1908. Children: Barbara Mary (Mistress J. J. H. Drury), Edwin Clifford, Marian Graham.

father:
George Octavius Heath

mother:
Charlotte Elizabeth (Reinke) Heath

spouse:
Mabel Mary Graham

child:
Barbara Mary Heath (Mistress J. J. H. Drury)

child:
Edwin Clifford Heath

child:
Marian Graham Heath