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Irwin Pounds Mccurdy

Clergyman , professor

Irwin Pounds Mccurdy, American clergyman, university professor. awarded by Lafayette “the highest honor of the college for greatest proficiency in English philology,” and by Princeton, on recommendation of President McCosh, a special certificate “for superior philosophic ability”. member.

Background

Mccurdy, Irwin Pounds was born on March 23, 1856 in Westmoreland Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alexander Jackson and Sarah (Pounds) M.

Education

Student State Normal schools, Edinboro and Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1874-1877, Washington and Jefferson College, 1877-1878, University of Wooster, 1878-1879, Lafayette College, 1879-1880, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1880-1882. Graduate student Lafayette, 1880-1890, Princeton, 1880-1882, Johns Hopkins, 1882-1883. Non-research graduate student Wooster, 1882-1885, and 10 other colls. universities, since 1885.

Received 22 degrees from various educational institutions, 17 the doctor’s degree, 18 on examination. Awarded by Lafayette “the highest honor of the college for greatest proficiency in English philology,” and by Princeton, on recommendation of President McCosh, a special certificate “for superior philosophic ability”.

Career

William Ewing, of Irwin, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1877. Teacher, principal, and law student, 1873-1878. Professor Greek and higher mathematics, Frederick Female Seminary (now Hood College), 1881-1884.

Instructor of students for the ministry, Philadelphia, 1885-1892. Financial secretary, Lafayette College, 1891-1892. Dean Oriental U., 1909-1912.

Professor science and religion, Theological Department, Temple University, since 1910. Ordained presbyterian ministry, 1881. Pastor First Church, Frederick City, Maryland., 1881-1884, Southwestern Church, Philadelphia, 1884-1895 (honorary pastor for life).

Pastor-elect St. Andrew’s Church, Boston, 1896. First Church, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, 1897. Pastor Fifth Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1897-1900.

Stated supply Hope Church, Philadelphia, 1903-1907, Mariner’s Church, Philadelphia, 1908-1909. Pastor-electrical 1909-1910, pastor, since 1910, First Church, Lansford, Pennsylvania Delaware Pan-Presbyterian Council, London, 1888. Secretary.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Philological Discussion of the Works, Style and Language of Edgar Allan Poe, 1880. The Successful Teacher, 1881. Sacra Trinitas. 1881.Charter and Constitutions, 1886. Evangelistic Work, 1888. Centennial Hymns, 1888.Lovely Lafayette and Other Poems, 1889. The Saxon and Norman Elements in our Language and Literature, 1890. The Causes of the Intellectual Development of the Elizabethan Age, 1890.Christmas Carols and New Year Hymns, 1892. Our Country’s Glory, 1901. Patriot Poems, 1907

Membership

Member.

Connections

Married Rachel Long, d.

father:
Alexander Jackson M.

mother:
Sarah (Pounds) M.

spouse:
Rachel Long