James Anderson Kelso, Indian theologian. Member Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church, 1929-1932; member board directors; Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Archeological Institute American, American Oriental Society; member Phi Beta Kappa.
Kelso, James Anderson was born on June 6, 1873 in Rawal Pindi, India. Son of Alexander P. and Louisa M. (Bolton) Kelso.
Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Jefferson College, 1892, Doctor of Divinity, 1902, Doctor of Laws, 1943. Bachelor of Divinity, Western Theological Seminary, 1896. Student of University Berlin, 1896-1897, U. Leipzig, 1899-1900, Doctor of Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1900.
Doctor of Laws, College of Wooster, Ohio, 1919. Doctor of Letters, Boston University, 1939.
Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1898. Instructor Hebrew, Western Theological Seminary, 1897-1900, professor Hebrew and O.T. literature, since 1901, acting president, 1908-1909, president, 1909-1943, president emeritus 1944. Lecturer American School Oriental Research.
Jerusalem, 1922-1923. Director Ministers Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Member Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church, 1929-1932. Member board directors. Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Archeological Institute American, American Oriental Society.