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John Marvin Dean, American clergyman.


Dean, John Marvin was born on October 14, 1875 in Cobleskill, New York, United States. Son of John Marvin and Eva (Müller) Dean.


Educational public schools.


Entered Baptist ministry, 1894. Evangelistic work, 1894-1896. Pastor, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, 1897-1898.

Special work under International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association among United States troops in P.I., 1899-1901. Pastor Tabernacle Church, Seattle, 1902-1909, First Church, San Jose, California, 1910-1911. With Men and Religion Forward Movement of N. America, 1911-1912.

Pastor 2d Baptist Church, Chicago, 1912-1917, and president Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1913-1918. Founder Aiken Institute Society Settlement, Chicago, 1913. Military training camps, 1916, 17.

Commissioned captain Infantry, Illinois Reserve Militia, 1917. Chaplain American Red Cross, 1918. Chaplain United States of America, 1918-1919, attached 8th Division Sanitary Train.

Chaplain O.R.C., United States of America, 1919. Supervising chaplain United States Reserve with Civilian Conservation Corps, 1934. Evangelist, 1919-1921.

Pastor First Church, Pasadena, California, 1921-1927. Minister Hinson Memorial Church, Portland. 1927-1929; also president Western Baptist Theological Seminary, Portland, 1927-1929.

Author: The Miracle on Hermon, 1921. The Undying Torch, 1926. Portland Sermons, 1929.

Unrhymed Sonnets of the Sunset Trail, 1929. Address: Greensburg, Pa.


Married Alice Beatrice Fisken, January 19, 1903.

John Marvin Dean

Eva (Müller) Dean

Alice Beatrice Fisken