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Clergyman , educator

Ernest Clay Webb, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Webb, Ernest Clay was born on July 4, 1887 in Webb City, Missouri, United States. Son of Elijah Thomas and Emma Isabella (Hayden) Webb.

Education

Graduate Webb Brothers Preparatory School, Bellbuckle, Tennessee, 1904. Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt, 1908. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Yale Division School, 1911.

Graduate work in theology, economics and anthropology, same university, 1911-1913. Doctor of Divinity, Southwestern U., 1927.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910. Pastor Kansas City, Missoury, 1913-1914, Pleasant Hill, 1914-1915, St. Louis, 1915-1920, Joplin, 1920-1921. Director Wesley Bible Chair of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at University of Texas, 1921-1933.

Professor religion and head department in College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Methodist U., since 1933. Approved instructor in Pastors’ Schools and Teacher Training Work, Methodist Church.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to church publications.

Membership

Member Ednl. Association Methodist Church. Member Religious Education Association, National Association Biblical Instrs., American Association University professors, Sigma Nu, Pi Gamma Mu, Theta Phi. Mason, Elk.; Club: Faculty (Southern Methodist U.).

Connections

Married Elenora Wilson Smith, August 3, 1911. Children: Thomas Hall, Alice Robertson.

father:
Elijah Thomas Webb

mother:
Emma Isabella (Hayden) Webb

spouse:
Elenora Wilson Smith

child:
Thomas Hall Webb

child:
Alice Robertson Webb