James Edgar Dillard, American clergyman. Member Theta Phi Fraternity.; Mason (32°, Shriner).; Club: Cosmopolitan.
Dillard, James Edgar was born on June 3, 1879 in Danville, Virginia, United States. Son of Review Edward Banks (Doctor of Divinity) and Annie Robertson) D.
Bachelor of Arts, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1900, Doctor of Divinity, 1913. A.M., Clarksburg (Missouri) College, 1901. Student Washington University, 1912-1914.
Studied Divinity School, University of Chicago, summers 1918, 28, 32, 35: Doctor of Laws, Howard College, 1927.
Began preaching at 16. Ordained ministry Missionary Baptist Church, 1896. Pastor, Sturgeon, Missouri, 1896-1900.
President Clarksburg (Missouri) College, 1901-1907. Successively pastor Macon, Mo:, Delmar Church, St. Louis and First Church, St. Joseph, Missouri, until 1918. Pastor Southside Church, Birmingham Alabama, 1918-1936.
Director of promotion Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, 1936-1947, retired Second vice president So Baptist Convention, 1932-1933. President Alabama Baptist State Convention, 1933-1934.
Member Theta Phi Fraternity. Mason (32°, Shriner). Club: Cosmopolitan.
Married Lillian Madison, January 15, 1903. Children: Reverend James Edgar, Lillian Lois (Mistress Wheeler Tracy).