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Clergyman

John Stewart French was a American clergyman. Member Judicial Council (Supreme Court) of Methodist Church since 1934.; Served as regional secretary, Young Men’s Christian Association, Brest, France, 1918-1919. Trustee Emory University, Emory and Henry College; Member International Society of Theta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Mason, Knights of Pythias; Club: Kiwanis (Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee).

Background

French, John Stewart was born on December 31, 1872 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Lee McCarty and Mary (Stewart) French.

Education

Student Emory and Henry College, 1887-1891. Doctor of Divinity, Emory University, 1908.

Career

Ordained Methodist ministry, 1893. Pastor Rural Retreat, Virginia, 1893. Liberty Hill, Virginia, 1894, Pocahontas, Virginia, 1894-1897, Tazewell, Virginia, 1897-1900, Abingdon, Virginia, 1901, Centenary Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1902-1906, First Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1906-1910, McKendree Church, Nashville, Tennessee, 1910-1914, State Street Church, Bristol, 1914-1916, Church Street Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1916-1920 (part time on leave in France).

President of Emory and Henry, and Martha Washington Colleges, 1919-1922. Pastor Knoxville District, 1922-1923, State Street, Bristol, 1923-1930, First Church, Memphis, 1930-1931, Highlands Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1931-1934, Riverside Park Church, Jacksonville, Florida, 1934-1936, State Street Church, Bristol, since 1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to mags.

Membership

Member Judicial Council (Supreme Court) of Methodist Church since 1934. Served as regional secretary, Young Men’s Christian Association, Brest, France, 1918-1919. Trustee Emory University, Emory and Henry College.

Member International Society of Theta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Mason, Knights of Pythias. Club: Kiwanis (Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee).

Connections

Married Janie Preston Collup, October 2, 1895. Children: Allen Crockett, Elizabeth Stewart (Mistress L.C. Buchanan).

father:
John Lee McCarty French

mother:
Mary (Stewart) French

spouse:
Janie Preston Collup

child:
Allen Crockett French

child:
Elizabeth Stewart French (Mistress L.C. Buchanan)