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John Sprole Lyons

Clergyman

John Sprole Lyons, American clergyman. member Council Reformed Churches in America holding the Presbyterian System since 1907, president, 1923; member Executive Committee of home missions, Presbyterian Church United States, 1915-1927; member Western Section Pan Presbyn Alliance since 1925; Member Sigma Chi.; Mason. Traveled and studied in Europe, 1901-1902, and 1923.

Background

Lyons, John Sprole was born on February 8, 1861 in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. Son of Review Jonathan and Nancy (Alexander) Lyons.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, King College, Tennessee, 1880. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, 1883. Doctor of Divinity, Central University of Kentucky, 1895.

Doctor of Divinity, Princeton, 1920. Doctor of Laws, King College, 1923.

Career

Wallace; married second, Anna Wooley Daniel, August 4, 1922 (died November 24, 1936). Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1883. Pastor Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, 1883-1890.

Mount Sterling, Kentucky, 1890-1891, 1st Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1891-1892, 1st Church, Louisville, Kentucky, 1892-1914, 1st Church, Atlanta, 1914-1936, pastor emeritus since July 1936. Moderator Synod of Kentucky, 1904. Moderator General Assembly Presbyterian Church in the United States, Atlanta, Georgia., May 1913.

Also moderator of the Synod of Georgia, 1931. Member Council Reformed Churches in America holding the Presbyterian System since 1907, president, 1923. Member Executive Committee of home missions, Presbyterian Church United States, 1915-1927.

Member Western Section Pan Presbyn Alliance since 1925. Vice president Alliance of Reformed Churches Holding the Presbyn, System. Trustee Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, Columbia Theological Seminary (Chairman of the Board since 1933), Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina.

Rabun Gap-Nachoochee School, Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Membership

Member Council Reformed Churches in America holding the Presbyterian System since 1907, president, 1923. Member Executive Committee of home missions, Presbyterian Church United States, 1915-1927. Member Western Section Pan Presbyn Alliance since 1925.

Member Sigma Chi.; Mason. Traveled and studied in Europe, 1901-1902, and 1923.

Connections

Married Wallace Lillard, June 29, 1886 (died October 9, 1919).; married second, Anna Wooley Daniel, August 4, 1922 (died November 24, 1936). Children: John Sprole, Wm.

father:
Review Jonathan Lyons

mother:
Nancy (Alexander) Lyons

spouse:
Wallace Lillard

spouse:
Anna Wooley Daniel

child:
John Sprole Lyons

child:
Wm Lyons