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educator , theologian

George Stephen Goodspeed, American theologian, educator.


Goodspeed, George Stephen was born on January 14, 1860 in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edgar Johnson and Caroline (Raymond) Goodspeed.


Graduate Brown University 1880, A.M. 1883. Studied Rochester Theological Seminary, 1881. Baptist Union Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1881-1883, Bachelor of Divinity, 1883.

Yale University, 1888-1891, Doctor of Philosophy, 1891. Student Freiburg in Baden, 1891-1892.


Pastor Baptist chs. Sonora, California, 1884-1886. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1886-1888. Recorder University of Chicago, 1895-1901.

Professor comparative religion and ancient history, since 1892. Associate editor Biblical World and American Journal of Theology. Author: Outlines of Lectures on the History of the Hebrews, 1898.

Israel’s Messianic Hope, 1900. History of the Babylonians and Assyrians, 1902. Home: Chicago, Ill.


Married Florence D. Mills, August 7, 1884.

Edgar Johnson Goodspeed

Caroline (Raymond) Goodspeed

Florence D. Mills