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Clergyman , educator

James Henry Dunham, American clergyman, educator.


Dunham, James Henry was born on July 31, 1870 in Bedminster, New Jersey, United States. Son of Sering P. and Anna L. (Bergen) Dunham.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1891, A.M., 1894. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1895. Studied University Berlin, Germany, 1895-1896.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1913. Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1923, Temple University, 1945.


Ordained to Presbyterian ministry, 1896. Pastor 1st Church, Mount Holly, 1896-1912. Teacher Haverford (Pennsylvania) School, 1914-1915.

Professor ethics Temple University, Philadelphia, 1914-1915, professor philosophy, 1915-1942, dean College Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1915-1942, dean emeritus, since 1942.


  • Other Work

    • Freedom and Purpose—The Psychology of Spinoza, 1916. John Fourteen, 1917

    • Principles of Ethics, 1929. The Religion of Philosophers, 1947.


Served as moderator of the Presbytery, 1902. Member American Philosophical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Association University Professors, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, History Society Pennsylvania, S.R., Order Founders and Patriots (chaplain-general, 1938), Holland Society New York, Phi Beta Kappa. Club: University (Philadelphia, Winter Park, Florida).


Married Mary McMullin Barrows, June 10, 1904.

Sering P. Dunham

Anna L. (Bergen) Dunham

Mary McMullin Barrows