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Hugh Alexander Kelsey

Clergyman , educator

Hugh Alexander Kelsey, American clergyman, educator. Club: Kansas Educators (president 1941-1942).

Background

Kelsey, Hugh Alexander was born on February 10, 1872 in Berea, Kansas, United States. Son of Thomas Boston and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Kelsey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Tarkio (Missouri) College, 1898. Graduate Xenia Theological Seminary, 1903. Student of University Chicago, 1920.

Doctor of Divinity, Muskingum College, 1916. Doctor of Laws, Monmouth College, 1945.

Career

Ordained to ministry U. P. Church, 1903. Pastor successively Unity, O., Altoona, Pennsylvania, E. Liverpool and Cambridge, O., until 1919. Professor Bible Muskingum College, 1919.

President Sterling (Kansas) College, 1933-1946, president emeritus, since 1946. Trustee Ohio Anti-Saloon League, 1917-1933. Special preacher in Army camps during World War.

Chaplain Ohio Sons of Veterans, 1924. National secretary Young Peoples Christian Union, 1914-1915. member National Committee 7 years. Moderator Ohio Synod, U.P. Church, 1922, Synod of the Plains, 1947.

Vice moderator U.P. Church, 1938. Representative Kansas Synod on National Board of Administration U.P. Church, 1945-1947. Visited Emperor Haile Selassie I. of Ethiopia, Africa, upon invitation, 1927.- Popular lecturer on Ethiopia.

Membership

Club: Kansas Educators (president 1941-1942).

Connections

Married Luella T. Espy, August 24, 1899. Children: Hugh Espy, Mary Elizabeth, Margaret Mitchell, Alfred Alexander.

father:
Thomas Boston Kelsey

mother:
Elizabeth (Cunningham) Kelsey

spouse:
Luella T. Espy

child:
Hugh Espy Kelsey

child:
Mary Elizabeth Kelsey

child:
Margaret Mitchell Kelsey

child:
Alfred Alexander Kelsey