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Johannes A. C. Fagginger Auer Edit Profile

Clergyman , educator

Johannes A. C. Fagginger Auer, Dutch clergyman, educator. Decorated by Queen of the Netherlands, Officer Order of Orange-Nassau, 1935; Knight, Lion of the Netherlands.


Auer, Johannes A. C. Fagginger was born on August 6, 1882 in Middelburg, Netherlands. Son of Willem Fagginger and Charlotte A.C. (Nonhebel) Auer.


Bachelor of Divinity, Meadville Theological School, Pennsylvania, 1906, Doctor of Divinity, 1932. Studied Berlin and Heidelberg. Degree in theology, University of Amsterdam, 1910.

Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1924. Doctor of Letters, Clark University, 1940. A.M., Harvard University, 1942.


Came to the United States, 1902. Ordained Unitarian ministry, 1906. Pastor Hyde Park, Massachusetts, 1908-1909, of liberal chs. in the Netherlands, 1910-1912, Evangelical Church, West End, Pittsburgh, 1912-1915, Unitarian Church, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1915-1917, Ithaca, New York, 1917-1924.

Minister First Parish, Concord, Massachusetts, 1925-1929. Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, 1913-1914, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1914-1915. Professor philosophy and church history, Crane Theological School, Tufts College, 1926.

Assistant professor church history, Theological School, Harvard, 1929-1930. Parkman professor of history and theology since 1930. Lecturer, University of Iceland, winter 1927.

Delivered Lowell lectures in theology, 1932. Lecturer International Congress of Liberals, Copenhagen, 1934, also at universities of Berlin and Marburg, 1935. Lecturer Radcliffe College Vice president Society of Netherlands Scholars in N. America.

President Netherlands Club of New England, Boston Chapter Queen Wilhelmina Fund. President International University Foundation.


Clubs: Harvard Faculty, Netherlands.


Married Johanna Cornelia Snyder, September 16, 1913. Children: Willem, Tryntje, Johanna Cornelia.

Willem Fagginger Auer

Charlotte A.C. (Nonhebel) Auer

Johanna Cornelia Snyder

Willem Auer

Tryntje Auer

Johanna Cornelia Auer