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John Orr

Clergyman , ex-professor

John Orr, Irish clergyman and ex-professor. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association University professors, National Association Bible Instrs., Pi Gamma Museum.

Background

Orr, John was born on June 28, 1884 in Ulster, Ire. Son of James and Margaret Jane (McLeese) Orr.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1891, naturalized, 1918. Student Park College, Missouri, 1902-1904. Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster (O.), 1907.

A.M., Princeton University, 1909. Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1910. Graduate study, University of Berlin, Germany, 1911-1913.

Doctor of Philisophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1931. Ped.D. (honorary) Westminster College, 1949.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1910. Pastor, Middleport, O., 1913-1919, Howell, Michigan, 1920-1928. Assistant professor Bible, Westminster College, 1928-1931, professor Bible and philosophy, 1938-1954, acting dean 1938, 1944, 46-50.

Acting president, 1947-1949. Pastor Harlansburg Pennsylvania Presbyterian Church, since 1957.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: English Deism. Its Roots and Its Fruits, 1934.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association University professors, National Association Bible Instrs., Pi Gamma Museum. Clubs: Clio, Calvin (Princeton, New Jersey).

Connections

Married Anna Mary Sauer, December 29, 1919. Children: Mary Martha, Margaret Elizabeth, John William.

father:
James Orr

mother:
Margaret Jane (McLeese) Orr

spouse:
Anna Mary Sauer

child:
Mary Martha Orr

child:
Margaret Elizabeth Orr

child:
John William Orr