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Clergyman , educator

John Ellington White, American clergyman, educator.


White, John Ellington was born on December 19, 1868 in Clayton, North Carolina, United States. Son of James McDaniel and Martha (Ellington) White.


Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College, 1890, Doctor of Divinity, 1905. Doctor of Divinity, Baylor University, 1910.


Ordained Baptist ministry, 1892. Pastor First Church, Edenton, North Carolina, 1893-1896. Secretary missions Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 1896-1901.

Pastor Second Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1901-1916, First Church, Anderson, South Carolina., and president Anderson College, 1916-1927. Pastor First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, since 1927. Founder of system of Baptist schools for mountaineers.

President Clifton Conference for negro schools. President Georgia Baptist Board Education. President Georgia Baptist Convention, since 1929.

Vice president Southern Baptist Convention, since 1930. 1st vice president Southern Social Congress. Stated preacher and lecturer, University of Chicago, 1914-1916.


Married Effie L. Guess, October 12, 1892.

James McDaniel White

Martha (Ellington) White

Effie L. Guess