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Jesse Cuninggim

administrator , President , professor , Methodist clergyman

Jesse Lee Cuninggim was an American Methodist clergyman and university professor and administrator.

Background

Jessee Lee Cuninggim was born in 1870 in North Carolina.

Education

He also studied theology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career

After serving as Head of the Department of Religious Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he served as the President of Scarritt College for Christian Workers, which he moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Nashville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree from the University of Chicago. Cuninggim served as Head of the Department of Religious Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

He later received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from SMU. In 1923, he moved it to Nashville, Tennessee, on the edge of Vanderbilt University and Peabody College, and renamed it Scarritt College. His goal was to increase its academic focus. Later, he also served as Director of the Department of Ministerial Supply and Training at Vanderbilt University and taught Religion in Wesley Hall.

In 1936, Cuninggim served on the Board of Trustees of Duke University.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklets) A Plan for Better Religious Instruction in the Southern Methodist Church, 1901. The Organized Adult Bible Class, 1908. The Making of a Ministry, 1909.Sunday School Organization and Management (book with Eric M. North). The Family of God, 1948.

Religion

Cuninggim then served as the President of Scarritt College for Christian Workers, then known as the Scarritt Bible and Training School, a girl's missionary seminary affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in Kansas City, Missouri. Cuninggim married to Maud Lillian Merrimon Cuninggim on June 29, 1910 at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Connections

mother:
Louisa (Hardy) Cuninggim

child:
Augustus Merrimon Cuninggim

child:
Margaret Louise Cuninggim