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James Pressley Craft

Clergyman , educator

James Pressley Craft, American clergyman, educator. Member Kappa Alpha.

Background

Craft, James Pressley was born on June 14, 1885 in Hartwell, Georgia, United States. Son of John Franklin and Ellen (Goss) Craft.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mercer U., Macon, Georgia, 1906. Thayer scholar, Harvard, 1908-1909, A.M., 1909. Th.G., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1912, studied University of Chicago, summer 1920.

Career

Teacher academy and public schools, Georgia, until 1910. Ordained ministry Baptist Church, 1912. Pastor Louisville, Georgia, 1912-1916, Swainsboro, 1916-1917, Shellman, 1918-1919.

Professor Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, 1919-1921. President Averett College (Junior) for Young Women, Danville, Virginia, 1921-1927. President Hardin College, Mexico, Missouri, 1927-1928.

Pastor South Broad Baptist Church, Rome, Georgia, 1929-1936. Principal Lyerly High School, since 1937. Elected moderator Floyd County Baptist Association, 1936.

Membership

Member Kappa Alpha.

Connections

Married Edith Galphin, of Hartwell, Georgia, June 29, 1910. Children: James Pressley, Edith.

father:
John Franklin Craft

mother:
Ellen (Goss) Craft

spouse:
Edith Galphin

child:
Edith Craft

child:
James Pressley Craft