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John H. Gross, American church administrator. Club: University (Philadelphia).

Background

Gross, John H. was born on June 7, 1884 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William H. and Samantha E. (Hickernell) Gross.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Findlay (O.) College, 1903, Bachelor of Arts, 1906, A.M., 1912. Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 1912. Student Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 1909-1911.

Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1912, Babson Institute, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, 1921. Doctor of Divinity, College of Emporia (Kansas), 1924. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln University, 1947.

Career

Teacher of history, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1907-1909. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1912. Pastor Covington, O., 1912-1916, Marietta, 1916-1920, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1922-1925.

Treasurer and investment officer Board of Pensions of Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1925-1936. Investment counsel since 1936. President and director Geo.

P. Robinson & Company, Inc., Counsellors on Investments, New York City. Proprietor, John H. Cross & Company, Investment Counselors, Philadelphia Overseas with Young Men’s Christian Association, 1918-1919. Trustee Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey), Presbyterian Hospital (Philadelphia), College of the Ozarks (Arkansas), Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia, Inc.

Membership

Club: University (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Kathryn Nichols Davis, February 26, 1908. Children: Virginia Tallman, John William (deceased).

father:
William H. Gross

mother:
Samantha E. (Hickernell) Gross

spouse:
Kathryn Nichols Davis

child:
Virginia Tallman Gross

child:
John William Gross (deceased)