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Clergyman

John Shaw Foster, American clergyman. Member Board of Education, Petersburg, Virginia, 5 years Trustee Southwestern Presbyterian U., 7 years, Barlum Springs Orphanage, 4 years; member Executive Committee Home Missions, Presbyterian Church in the United States, 27 years, General Assembly’s Work Committee of 44; Member Pi Kappa Alpha.; Mason (K.T.).; Club: Civitan.

Background

Foster, John Shaw was born on November 17, 1870 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of William Story and Margaret (Shaw) Foster.

Education

Preparatory education, Barton Academy, Mobile. A.M., Southwestern Presbyterian U., Clarksville, Tennessee, 1891, Bachelor of Divinity, 1894. Doctor of Divinity, Hampden-Sidney (Virginia) College, 1906.

Career

W. Speer), Margaret H. (Mistress Starke B. Sullivan), John S. Ordained ministry Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1894. Pastor successively Senatobia, Mississippi, Franklin, Tennessee, Tabb Street Church, Petersburg, Virginia, First Church, Birmingham, Alabama, and First Church, Anderson, South Carolina., until 1921, First Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1921-1936. Professor homiletics and practical theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, since January, 1936 (on leave of absence from Decatur for 1936).

Membership

Member Board of Education, Petersburg, Virginia, 5 years Trustee Southwestern Presbyterian U., 7 years, Barlum Springs Orphanage, 4 years. Member Executive Committee Home Missions, Presbyterian Church in the United States, 27 years, General Assembly’s Work Committee of 44. Member Pi Kappa Alpha.

Mason (K.T.).; Club: Civitan.

Connections

Married Bessie Goss, June 20, 1894. Children: Bessie (Mistress W. L. Harsh), Juliet E. (Mistress Geo.

father:
William Story Foster

mother:
Margaret (Shaw) Foster

spouse:
Bessie Goss

child:
Juliet E. (Mistress Geo Foster

child:
Bessie Foster (Mistress W. L. Harsh)