Ottman, Ford Cyrinde was born on August 15, 1859 in Seward, New York, United States. Son of Abraham and Ellen (Boyce) Ottman.
Bachelor of Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1883, Doctor of Divinity, 1905. Student Princeton Theological Seminary, 1883-1884, Free Church College, Edinburgh, Scotland, and University of Leipzig, 1884-1885. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1886.
Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1886. Pastor Memorial Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1886-1903, 1st Church, Stamford, Connecticut, 1903-1909. Appointed General Assembly’s Commission to Far East, 1909.
Executive secretary National Service communications of Presbyterian Church, United States of America, since 1917. President Board Church Erection.
Author: The Unfolding of the Ages in the Revelation of St. John, 1905. God’s Oath, 1911