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George Wheaton Taft

theologian

George Wheaton Taft, American theologian. Member board directors Winona Assembly and Bible Conference, 1917-1926, advisory committee, since 1926; member and officer many local, state and national corns, and bds.; member of advisory committee Columbiana-on-Lake George Conference, since 1927.

Background

Taft, George Wheaton was born on July 17, 1865 in Salem, Michigan, United States. Son of Review Howard Bailey and Harriett C. (Cole) Taft.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Kalamazoo (Michigan) College, 1886 (Doctor of Divinity, 1915). Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1889. Attended lectures Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1898-1902.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1889. American Baptist Missionary Union missionary to Tokyo, Japan, 1889. Professor church history, Japan Baptist Theological Seminary, 1893-1896.

Missionary, Kobe, Japan, 1896-1897. Field worker Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, 1897-1902. Pastor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Norman, Oklahoma, and Hastings, Nebraska, 1902-1913.

President Grand Island (Nebraska) College, 1913-1916. Dean and professor church history and homiletics, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, December 1916, president 1918-1936, president emeritus, since 1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Uhlhorn’s Conflicts of Heathenism with Christianity (Japanese edit.), 1895).

Membership

Member board directors Winona Assembly and Bible Conference, 1917-1926, advisory committee, since 1926. Member and officer many local, state and national corns, and bds. Member of advisory committee Columbiana-on-Lake George Conference, since 1927.

Connections

Married Mary A. Boyden, June 26, 1889 (died 1890).; married second, Jessie D. Humpstone, November 14, 1892. Children: Howard Boyden, Stanley Cole.

father:
Review Howard Bailey Taft

mother:
Harriett C. (Cole) Taft

spouse:
Mary A. Boyden

spouse:
Jessie D. Humpstone

child:
Stanley Cole Taft

child:
Howard Boyden Taft