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Isaac J. Van Ness

Clergyman

Isaac J. Van Ness, American clergyman. member of the board of directors Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville), Baptist Bible Institute (New Orleans).

Background

Ness, Isaac J. Van was born on July 15, 1860 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Austin and Caroline R. (Jacobus) Van Ness.

Education

Graduate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1890. Doctor of Divinity, Mercer U., Georgia, 1897. Doctor of Laws, Baylor, 1920.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1890. Pastor Nashville, Tennessee, 1890-1896. Editor Christian Index, Atlanta.

Georgia, 1896-1900; editorial secretary, 1900-1917, and executive secretary and treasurer, 1917-1935, S.S. Board of Southern Baptist Convention. Director Fourth First Bank & Trust Company (Nashville), John Milton Foundation (New York). President S.S. Editors’ Association of the United States and Canada, 1906-1907.

Chairman editorial section, 1912-1914, president, 1916-1917, S.S. Council of Evangelical Denominations. Member International S.S. Lesson Committee since 1915 (chairman 1925-1926), World’s S.S. Executive Committee, 1916-1918.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editors’ Association of the United States and Canada, 1906-1907. Chairman editorial section, 1912-1914, president, 1916-1917, S.S. Council of Evangelical Denominations. Member International S.S. Lesson Committee since 1915 (chairman 1925-1926), World’s S.S. Executive Committee, 1916-1918.

Membership

Member of the board of directors Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville), Baptist Bible Institute (New Orleans).

Connections

Married Frances V. Tabb, June 24, 1891. Children: Stephen Austen (deceased), Allan Edward, Noble, Lucy Tabb (Mistress Julian L. Hagan), Edwin Bell.

father:
Austin Ness

mother:
Caroline R. (Jacobus) Van Ness

spouse:
Frances V. Tabb

child:
Stephen Austen Ness (deceased)

child:
Allan Edward Ness

child:
Noble Ness

child:
Lucy Tabb Ness (Mistress Julian L. Hagan)

child:
Edwin Bell Ness