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J. Wilbur Chapman, American clergyman.


Chapman, J. Wilbur was born on June 17, 1859 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Son of Alexander Hamilton and Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman.


Brother of Edwin Garner C. Bachelor of Arts, Lake Forest (Illinois) U., 1879. Graduate Lane Theological Seminary, 1882.

(Doctor of Divinity, University of Wooster, 1898. Doctor of Laws, Heidelberg U., Ohio, 1910).


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1882.

Pastor First Reformed Church, Albany, 1884-1890. Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1890-1893. Evangelist, laboring in all parts of the country, 1893-1896.

Again pastor Bethany Church, Philadelphia, 1896-1900. Pastor Fourth Church, New York, 1900-1905. Executive secretary General Assembly’s Committee on Evangelistic Work for the Presbyterian Church, from January 1, 1903.

Now representative-at-large for Evangelistic Committee of Presbyterian Church Author: And Peter. The Lost Crown; The Secret of a Happy Day. The Surrendered Life.

Spiritual Life of the Sunday School. Chapman’s Pocket Sermons, 1911. Revival Sermons, 1911.

When Home Is Heaven, 1917. Moderator General Assembly Presbyterian Church United States of America, Dallas, Texas, May 1917. Home: Jamaica, Long Island, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Author: And Peter


Married Irene E. Steddon, May 10, 1882 (died 1886).

Alexander Hamilton Chapman

Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman

Irene E. Steddon