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George Washington Cassidy, American clergyman. Member of Executive Committee Northern Baptist Convention, 1910-1916. Trustee Ottawa, U., since 1904.; Mason.


Cassidy, George Washington was born on April 20, 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Maria (Barnes) Cosgrave.


Lost parents in childhood and was adopted by Hillary S. and Elizabeth Cassidy. Educated Kansas Normal College, Fort Scott, Kansas. Bachelor of Arts, William Jewell College, 1890.

A.M., 1911; graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1898. Doctor of Divinity, Ottawa (Kansas) U., 1911, Doctor of Divinity, William Jewell College, 1914.


Taught school intermittently, 1884-1892. Ordained Baptist ministry, May 1891. Pastor, Cherryvale, Kansas, 1892-1893.

1st Church, Fort Scott, 1893-1895. Canaseraga, New York, 1895-1896. Hilton, New York, 1896-1898.

Walnut Hills Church, Cincinnati, 1898-1901. Terrace Park, Ohio, 1902. 1st Church, Wichita, Kansas, February 1903-December 1914.

Joint district secretary Southwestern District American Baptist Home Mission Society and American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, Wichita, Kansas, 1914-1919. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Sioux City, Iowa, 1920-1921. Executive secretary and director of promotion, Iowa Baptist Convention, 1921-1922.

Pastor First Avenue Church, Hutchinson, Kansas, 1922-1924. Special denomination work, 1924-1925. Acting pastor Immanuel Church, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1925-1926.

Acting pastor First Church, Long Beach, California, 1927-1928. Member board of managers American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1925-1928, field secretary, 1928-1930. Pastor Immanuel Church, Long Beach, California, 1931-1936, retired, 1936.

Then acting pastor in several chs.


Member of Executive Committee Northern Baptist Convention, 1910-1916. Trustee Ottawa, U., since 1904.


Married Hester Purl, August 4, 1886. Children: Lorena Elanor, Henry Kenneth.

James Cosgrave

Maria (Barnes) Cosgrave

Hester Purl

Lorena Elanor Cassidy

Henry Kenneth Cassidy