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Clergyman

John Andrew Gregg, American clergyman. Recipient Award of Merit from Secretary of Army, 1947. Served six months in Cuba as quartermaster sergeant 23d Kansas Volumes, Spanish-American War.; Member National Association Teachers Colored Schools (president 1922-1923), National Education Association; Mason.; Club: Greene Country (O.), Rifle (president).

Background

Gregg, John Andrew was born on February 18, 1877 in Eureka, Kansas, United States. Son of Alexander and Eliza Frances (Allen) Gregg.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1902. Master of Arts, Morris Brown U., 1915. Doctor of Divinity, Wilberforce, 1916.

Career

President Bethel Institute, Cape Town, South Africa, 1903-1906. Pastor African Methodist Episcopal Church, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1906-1908, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1908-1913, elected bishop, Kansas City, Kansas, 1924. President Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida, 1913-1920, Wilberforce U., 1920-1924.

Appointed representative Fraternal Council Negro Churches, visiting war fronts, 1943-1944.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Christian Brotherhood, 1930. Superlative Righteousness, 1944. Of Men and of Arms, 1945.

Membership

Served six months in Cuba as quartermaster sergeant 23d Kansas Volumes, Spanish-American War. Member National Association Teachers Colored Schools (president 1922-1923), National Education Association. Mason.; Club: Greene Country (O.), Rifle (president).

Connections

Married Celia A. Nelson, August 20, 1900. Married second, Melberta McFarland, 1946.

father:
Alexander Gregg

mother:
Eliza Frances (Allen) Gregg

spouse:
Celia A. Nelson

spouse:
Melberta McFarland