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John Lacy Whorton, American clergyman. Member Square and Compass (college; Masonic fraternity).; Mason, Odd.


Whorton, John Lacy was born on June 26, 1888 in Arkadelphia, Alabama, United States. Son of James Mead and Siddie (Roberts) Whorton.


Graduated from the high school, Arkadelphia, 1916. B.L., Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1924. Doctor of Divinity, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1935.


Began as farmer; ordained as Baptist minister, 1915. Student pastor small chs., 1915-1924. Pastor 1st Church, Leods, Alabama, 1924-1925, 1st Church, Bryan, Texas, 1930-1932, 1st Church, Longview, Texas, 1925-1930, and from 1932.

Chairman board Southwide Committee on Baptist Papers, also of Baptist Standard Public Company. Member state Executive Board Baptist General Convention of Texas. Member commission to write Texas Centennial Baptist History.

Vice president Southern Baptist Convention, 1936-1937. Trustee College of Marshall, Marshall, Texas. Trustee Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton, Texas, since 1935.

Chairman Longview Park Board. Director Longview Chamber Commerce.


Member Square and Compass (college. Masonic fraternity). Mason, Odd.


Married Lavada Gardner, December 30, 1909.

James Mead Whorton

Siddie (Roberts) Whorton

Lavada Gardner