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Clergyman

James Wilmer Gresham, American clergyman. Member Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason (K.T.), Elk.

Background

Gresham, James Wilmer was born on July 13, 1871 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States. Son of James McAllister and Emily Alice (Seymour) Gresham.

Education

Bachelor of Divinity, University of South, 1896, Doctor of Divinity, 1915.

Career

Deacon, 1895, priest, 1896, Protestant Episcopal Church. Curate Trinity Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896. Rector St. James Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1897-1900, Grace Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1900-1904, Trinity Church, San Jose, California, 1904-1910.

Dean Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, 1910-1939, dean emeritus, since 1939. Elected bishop of Philippines, 1918, but declined.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Beatitudes of Jesus, 1908. The Young Man, 1909

    • The Wings of Healing, 1926. Upon the Harp, 1931.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa. Mason (K.T.), Elk.; Clubs: Commonwealth, University.

Connections

Married Emily Williamson Cooke, September 28, 1898.

father:
James McAllister Gresham

mother:
Emily Alice (Seymour) Gresham

spouse:
Emily Williamson Cooke