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George Warren Richards

Clergyman

George Warren Richards, American clergyman. Member American Theological Society (ex-president), Cliosophic Society of Lancaster; member National Preaching Mission Federal Council, 1942-1947. Delaware Evangelical Reformed Church to World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, 1948.

Background

Richards, George Warren was born on April 26, 1869 in Farmington, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Milton S. and Louisa (Fritch) Richards.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1887, A.M., 1890, Doctor of Divinity, 1902. Studied at university of Berlin and Erlangen. D.Th., Heidelberg U., Germany, 1925.

Doctor of Divinity, Edinburgh U., 1933.

Career

Ordained ministry Reformed Church in the United States, 1890. Pastor Salem Reformed Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1899. Professor church history, since 1899, president Theological Seminary of Reformed Church in the United States, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Travel and study in Europe. 1890, 99, 1904, 09; lecturer Biblical Seminary, New York, 1932-1933. Visiting professor theology, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1935-1937.

President, member Executive Committee Alliance Reformed Churches holding Presbyterian System (Western section). Formerly president Alliance of Reformed Churches holding Presbyterian Systems throughout the World. Former secretary of Committee of Conference of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada.

Vice-president of American section of Continuation Committee of World Conference on Faith and Order. Ex-president American Society Church History, General Synod of Reformed Church in the United States. President General Synod Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Vice-president and president Evangelical and Reformed Church, now president emeritus. Vice-president Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1934-1936.

Membership

Member American Theological Society (ex-president), Cliosophic Society of Lancaster. Member National Preaching Mission Federal Council, 1942-1947. Delaware Evangelical Reformed Church to World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, 1948.

Clubs: University (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Mary A. Mosser, November 19, 1890.

father:
Milton S. Richards

mother:
Louisa (Fritch) Richards

spouse:
Mary A. Mosser