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Hugh T. Kerr

Clergyman

Hugh T. Kerr, Canadian clergyman. member of the board of trustees U. Pittsburgh, Washington and Jefferson College, Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Association for Improvement of Poor, Western Theological Seminary.

Background

Kerr, Hugh T. was born on February 11, 1871 in Elora, Ontario, Canada. Son of William and Anne (Thomson) Kerr.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Toronto, 1894, Master of Arts, 1895, Doctor of Laws, 1937. Student Knox College, Toronto, 1894-1895. Graduate Western Theological Seminary, 1897.

Doctor of Divinity, Emporia College, Kansas, 1908. Doctor of Divinity, University Pittsburgh, 1918. Doctor of Laws, 1934.

Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College, 1920. Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette College, 1931. Doctor Humanities Bucknell U., 1948.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1897. Pastor Oakland Church, Pittsburgh, 1897-1901, First Church, Hutchinson, Kansas, 1901-1907, Fullerton Avenue Church, Chicago, 1907-1913, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, 1913-1946. Chairman Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1947.

Lecturer systematic theology and religious pedagogy, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1910-1911. Stone lecturer Princeton Seminary, 1935. Moore lecturer San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1941.

Executive secretary The Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation, since 1947. President.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Children’s Story Sermons, 1911. Children’s Missionary Story-Sermons, 1915. The Highway of Life, 1917.How to Teach the Life of Christ, 1917. From Port to Listening Post, 1918. How to Teach the New Testament, 1918.The Supreme Gospel, 1918. My First Communion. 1920. Children’s Gospel Story-Sermons, 1921.Children’s Nature Story-Sermons, 1923. The Gospel in Modern Poetry, 1926. Old Things New, 1931, children’s Worship Story-Sermons, 1932.The Christian Mission in America, 1933. After He Had Risen, 1934. A God-Centered Faith, 1935.Faith and Life, 1937. Children’s Everyland Story-Sermons, 1937. The Challenge of Jesus, 1939.Preaching in the Early Church, 1942, The Christian Sacraments, 1944.

Membership

Member of the board of trustees U. Pittsburgh, Washington and Jefferson College, Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Association for Improvement of Poor, Western Theological Seminary. Clubs: Duquesne, University, The Cleric.

Connections

Married Olive M. Boggs, June 12, 1901. Children: Anna Boggs (Mistress John Watson Harmeier), Hugh Thomson, Donald Craig.

father:
William Kerr

mother:
Anne (Thomson) Kerr

spouse:
Olive M. Boggs

child:
Anna Boggs Kerr (Mistress John Watson Harmeier)

child:
Hugh Thomson Kerr

child:
Donald Craig Kerr