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John Archibald Maccallum, Canadian clergyman.


Maccallum, John Archibald was born on February 2, 1874 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. Son of Peter and Mary (Kane) MacC.


Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s U., Kingston, Ontario, 1899. Student Columbia, 1900-1903. Bachelor of Divinity, magna cum laude, Union Theological Seminary, 1903.

Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette, 1915.


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1903. Minister Washingtonville, New York, 1903-1907, 1st Church, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1907-1910, Walnut St. Church, Philadelphia, since 1910. Is the 23d member of immediate family connection to be ordained to Presbyterian ministry.

Only official representative of America chs. at 13th International Congress On the Lord’s Day, Edinburgh, 1908.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Now I Know, 1924. The Great Partnership, 1926. Contributor to mags., reviews and weekly papers.Writer of weekly religious column. in Philadelphia Record.


Member of the board Philadelphia Housing Association since 1916, president since 1919. Member Philadelphia National Council, Housing Committee. Member of the board of directors Ministers’ Fund.

Member commission to Defend America by Aiding the Allies and the Fight for Freedom Committee. Member Housing Division, Philadelphia Council of Defense. Trustee Temple University, 1918-1941.

Member Committee on Edition and Publicity, Women’s Field Army for Cancer Control in the United States. Member board Philadelphia Russian War Relief, Inc., American-Russian Institute for Cultural Relations with the Soviet Union. Member board for Pennsylvania, Dogs for Defense, Inc.

Clubs: Union League, Contemporary (president 1933-1935).; Member editorial board The Protestant (magazine). Religious adviser to Station WFIL and weekly broadcaster of Sunday Devotions program over this station.


Married Josephine Dickson Russell, May 30, 1904.

Peter MacC.

Mary (Kane) MacC.

Josephine Dickson Russell