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Clergyman

John Wesley Laird, British clergyman. Mason, Odd.

Background

Laird, John Wesley was born on October 5, 1882 in in Scotland. Son of Thomas and Jane (Patterson) Laird.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1888. Graduate Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1905. Bachelor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1909, Doctor of Divinity, 1916.

Student Yale Divinity School (class of 1916). Doctor of Laws, Albinon College, 1921.

Career

Supplied Congressional Church, W. Pittston, Pennsylvania, 1904-1905, Methodist Episcopal Church, Vernon Center, New York, 1905-1906. Ordained, 1908; pastor Vernon, New York, 1907-1910, Grace Church, Bronx, 1910-1912, Winsted, Connecticut, 1912-1914, First Church, New Haven, 1914-1918, Mount Vernon Place Church, Baltimore, Maryland., 1918-1921. President Albion College, Michigan, 1921-1924.

Minister Brighton Presbyn, Church, Rochester, New York, 1925-1937, Port Kennedy (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church, 1938. Professor philosophy and social ethics, School of Theology, Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1937. Visiting preacher to Scotland, 1926.

Dir, religious work, Young Men’s Christian Association at Camp Meade, Maryland., 1917.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Role of the Educated Man, 1921.

Membership

Mason, Odd.

Connections

Married Margaret Lila Keller, June 13, 1908.

father:
Thomas Laird

mother:
Jane (Patterson) Laird

spouse:
Margaret Lila Keller