Singmaster, John Alden was born on August 31, 1852 in Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of of James and Sarah Ann (Mattern) S.
Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, 1873. Graduate Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1876. (Doctor of Divinity, Pennsylvania College, 1894, Doctor of Laws, 1920).
Father of Elsie S. Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1875. Pastor, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, 1876-1882, Macungie, Pennsylvania, 1882-1886, Brooklyn, New York, 1887-1890, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1900. Professor Biblical theology, 1900-1903, systematic theology, since 1903, president, since 1906, Lutheran Theological Seminary Senior editor Lutheran Quarterly, Gettysburg.
Writer exegetical comments on S.S. lessons in Lutheran Observer, Philadelphia, 20 years President General Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, 1915. A founder United Lutheran Church in America, 1918. Home: Gettysburg, Pa.