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George Weston Briggs

Clergyman , educator

George Weston Briggs, American clergyman, educator. Served as military chaplain Non-Conformist British Troops in India, 1907-1908, 1916-1919. Executive secretary Republican Council of Missions, United Provinces, India,; Member American Oriental Society, American Anthropological Association, Delta Sigma Rho.; Mason.; Club: Oriental (New York.

Background

Briggs, George Weston was born on September 21, 1874 in North Branch, Michigan, United States. Son of David C. and Emily E. (Weston) Briggs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1902, Master of Science, 1905. Fellow University of California, 1911-1912, Johns Hopkins, 1914-1915. Postgraduate Columbia, 1922-1923.

Career

Teacher public schools Michigan, 1891-1896.

Began to preach, 1896, ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1904. Missionary in India, 1903-1925. Professor of English literature Reid Christian College, India, 1908-1909.

Assistant professor mathematics College of Pacific, 1912-1914, principal of academic, 1913-1914. Associate Professor of English Bible, philosophy Goucher College, 1914-1915 (leave of absence from missionary work). Professor of history of religions Drew U., since 1925, lecturer science and math Brothers College Drew U.), 1928-1937.

Retired, 1944. Lecturer Serampore (India) College, 1948-1950. Visiting lecturer Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur, India, 1938, Queen’s College, Melbourne (Australia) U., 1948, Columbia, 1945-1948, 50-54. Director, secretary organizing committee International Save the Children Federation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • The Chamars, 1920. Gorakhnath and the Kanphata Yogis, 1937. The Doms and Their Near Relations, 1947.

Membership

Served as military chaplain Non-Conformist British Troops in India, 1907-1908, 1916-1919. Executive secretary Republican Council of Missions, United Provinces, India. Member American Oriental Society, American Anthropological Association, Delta Sigma Rho.

Mason.; Club: Oriental (New York.

Connections

Married Annie Mabel Montgomery, July 22, 1903 (deceased.; married second, Mary Ames Hart, December 24, 1907. Children: David Keith, George Selden, Esther Emily, Janet Mary.

father:
David C. Briggs

mother:
Emily E. (Weston) Briggs

spouse:
Annie Mabel Montgomery

spouse:
Mary Ames Hart

child:
David Keith Briggs

child:
George Selden Briggs

child:
Esther Emily Briggs

child:
Janet Mary Briggs