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Leon Edgar Smith

Clergyman , educator

Leon Edgar Smith, American educator, clergyman. Mason (K.T.).

Background

Smith, Leon Edgar was born on October 25, 1884 in Troup County, Georgia, United States. Son of John Everett and Mattie (Webb) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Elon (North Carolina) College, 1910, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1915. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1915.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Marietta College, 1940.

Career

Ordained ministry Christian Church 1905. Began preaching as licentiate, 1906. Pastor Huntington Indiana, 1915-1919.

Third Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 1919-1931 (built the Christian Temple at Norfolk and increased membership from 236 to 1650). President Elon College, 1931-1957, president emeritus, 1957-1975, trustee, 1926-1931.

Membership

Mason (K.T.).

Connections

Married Ella Ora Brunk, October 18, 1912.; married second, Muriel C. Tuck, 1965 (deceased). Children: Rebecca Leon Edgar.

father:
John Everett Smith

mother:
Mattie (Webb) Smith

spouse:
Ella Ora Brunk

spouse:
Muriel C. Tuck

child:
Rebecca Leon Edgar Smith