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Marion Edmund Melvin

Clergyman , educator

Marion Edmund Melvin, American clergyman, educator. Mason.; Rotarian.


Melvin, Marion Edmund was born on September 23, 1876 in Camden, Mississippi, United States. Son of Edmund Waller and Elizabeth Ann (McMurtray) Melvin.


Graduate with first honors, French Camp (Mississippi) Academy, 1895. Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern Presbyterian U., Clarksville, Tennessee, 1898, A.M. and Bachelor of Divinity, 1900, Doctor of Divinity, 1912.


Adopted). Ordained ministry Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1900. Pastor Brandon and Forest, Mississippi, 1900-1904, Port Gibson, 1904-1908. President Chamberlain Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, 1908-1914.

Superintendent schools and colleges for Synod of Mississippi (Presbyterian Church in the United States), 1914-1917. Field secretary Department of Education, same denomination, 1917-1921, raising abt. $5,000,000 for colleges.

General secretary Department of Stewardship and Church Finance, same denomination, 1921-1927. President Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, since June 1, 1927. President United Stewardship Council, Churches of Christ in America, 1924, 25.

Moderator Synod of Mississippi, 1917.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Royal Partnership, 1926. Also writer of pamphlets on stewardship and Christian education.


Mason.; Rotarian.


Married Susie Priestly Reid, of Canton, Mississippi, November 1900.

Edmund Waller Melvin

Elizabeth Ann (McMurtray) Melvin

Susie Priestly Reid