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James Overton Reavis

Clergyman

James Overton Reavis, American clergyman. member South Carolina., bar Doctor of Divinity, Austin College.

Background

Reavis, James Overton was born on December 8, 1872 in Monroe Company, Missouri, United States. Son of James Overton and Ellen (Roselle) Reavis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College, Missouri, 1896, A.M., 1897. Bachelor of Divinity, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1899. Master of Arts, New York University, 1901.

Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1901. Bachelor of Laws, University of South Carolina., 1914. Member South Carolina., bar Doctor of Divinity, Austin College Texas, 1908.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1899, pastor 1st Church, Dallas, 1902-1905. Secretary Foreign Missions Presbyterian Church of the United States, office at Nashville, Tennessee, 1905-1911. Pastor 1st Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1911-1914.

Professor of English Bible, homiletics and pastoral theology, Columbia (South Carolina.) Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1914-1920. Secretary of foreign missions, Presbyterian Church of the United States, since 1920. Visited missions in Congo, Africa, 1910, Japan and Korea, 1918.*‡.

Membership

Member South Carolina., bar Doctor of Divinity, Austin College.

Connections

Married Eva Fulton Witherspoon, of Louisville, December 18, 1902.

father:
James Overton Reavis

mother:
Ellen (Roselle) Reavis

spouse:
Eva Fulton Witherspoon