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James Anderson Kelso

theologian

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.

Background

Kelso, James Anderson was born on June 6, 1873 in Rawal Pindi, India. Son of Alexander P. and Louisa M. (Bolton) Kelso.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Wilhemina Wise, June 29, 1898.

father:
Alexander P. Kelso

mother:
Louisa M. (Bolton) Kelso

spouse:
Wilhemina Wise