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John A. Davison Edit Profile

Clergyman

John A. Davison was an American clergyman.

Background

Davison, John A. was born on July 15, 1888 in Woodville, Georgia, United States. Son of Thomas Cobb and Sarah (Armstrong) Davison.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia, 1908. Student Harvard Law School, 1909. M.Th., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1912.

D.Th., 1913; Doctor of Divinity, Mercer U., Macon. Georgia, 1933.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church, 1910. Pastor, 1st Baptist churches, Camden, South Carolina., 1913-1917, Selma, Alabama, 1917-1922, Columbus, Georgia, 1922-1927, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1927-1937. Pastor First Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama, since 1937.

Commencement speaker at various colls. Speaker on religious programs. Has served as member Baptist state executive bds. of South Carolina., Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee.

Bds. of trustees Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Judson College, Shorter College, Tennessee College for Women, Relief and Annuity Board and Home Mission Board, Hospital Board Southern Baptist Convention.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant (chaplain) United States Army, World War I.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu, American Legion. Mason.

Club. Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Anne Victoria Greene, June 28, 1919. Children: Sarah Quinn, Anne, Margaret.

father:
Thomas Cobb Davison

mother:
Sarah (Armstrong) Davison

spouse:
Anne Victoria Greene

child:
Sarah Quinn Davison

child:
Anne Davison

child:
Margaret Davison