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Franklin Geselbracht Dill, American clergyman. Member Lincoln House (University of Chicago).; Mason.


Dill, Franklin Geselbracht was born on May 27, 1876 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of of Herman and Louise (Meyer) Geselbracht.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1898. Graduate McCormick Theological Seminary, 1901. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philisophy, University of Leipzig, Germany, 1904.

Doctor of Divinity, from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1931.


1 son, George Matthew. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1904. Pastor Laird Memorial Church, Chicago, 1904-1907.

Senior fellow in New Testament, University of Chicago, 1906-1908. Pastor First Church, Albany, Oregon, 1908-1917, also professor philosophy Albany College. Held Westminster Bible Chair, University of Kansas, 1917-1919.

Dean, professor Bible, head Department, University of Tulsa, 1919-1930, acting president, 1924-1927, professor religion and Biblical literature, since 1930. Led in erection of $50,000 church at Albany. Moderator Synod of Oregon, 1913-1914.

Moderator of Synod of Oklahoma, 1927-1928. President Oklahoma Council of Religious Education, 1928-1929. Chaplain S.A.T.C., at Barracks, University of Kansas, World War, also member State Committee of America Legion Endowment campaign.


Member Lincoln House (University of Chicago).


Married Emma Jane Dill, August 22, 1901.

Emma Jane Dill