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Clergyman

Herbert Booth Smith, American clergyman. Member Permanent Judicial Commission, General Assembly Presbyterian Church, 1931-1941, General Council Presbyterian Church, 1941-1944.

Background

Smith, Herbert Booth was born on August 7, 1883 in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Son of Joseph Addison (Doctor of Divinity) and Mary Evelyn (Bishop) S.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington University, 1905. A.M., Princeton University, 1908. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1909.

Doctor of Divinity, Occidental College, 1918. Doctor of Humane Letters, Los Angeles Osteopathic College Physicians and Surgeons, 1941.

Career

December 15, 1938); children—John Hoyle Ragsdale, Herbert Booth, James Comfort, Joseph Addison. Married second, Doctor Katherine M. Close, July 15, 1940. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1909.

Pastor North Church, Rochester, New York, 1909-1911, 2d Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1912-1916, Immanuel Church, Los Angeles, California, 1916-1943. Pastor First Prestoyn. Church, Burlingame, California, since 1943.

Moderator Presbytery of Union, 1915, Presbytery of Los Angeles, 1928. Delegate to Waldensian Synod, Torre Pellici, Italy, 1913. Delegate General Assembly Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, 1919, Columbus, Ohio, 1925, San Francisco, 1927, Pittsburgh, 1931, Cleveland, 1934 (candidate for moderator).

Elected moderator General Assembly Presbyterian Church United States of America, St. Louis, 1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author books and other publications relating to religious subjects.

Membership

Member Permanent Judicial Commission, General Assembly Presbyterian Church, 1931-1941, General Council Presbyterian Church, 1941-1944.

Connections

Married Jean Comfort Ragsdale, July 8, 1913 (deceased.; married second, Doctor. Children: John Hoyle Ragsdale, Herbert Booth, James Comfort, Joseph Addison.

father:
Joseph Addison Smith

spouse:
Jean Comfort Ragsdale

spouse:
Doctor

child:
John Hoyle Ragsdale Smith

child:
Herbert Booth Smith

child:
James Comfort Smith

child:
Joseph Addison Smith