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Maurice Whitman Armstrong

educator

Maurice Whitman Armstrong, educator. Awarded Brewer prize church history, American Church History Society, 1946, Distinguished Teaching award Lindbach Foundation, 1961. Member.

Background

Armstrong, Maurice Whitman was born on May 29, 1905 in Bridgetown, Nova Scoti. Son of Doctor Melbourne E. and Mary B. (Davis) Armstrong.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie U., 1925, Master of Arts, 1927, Bachelor of Divinity, Pine Hill Division Hall, 1930. School of Theology and Ministry, Harvard, 1941, Doctor of Philosophy., 1945.

Career

Came to the United States in 1940, naturalized in 1946. Ordained to ministry, United Church of Canada, 1928. Pastor, Alberta, Nova Scoti, N.B., 1928-1940.

Pastor Congregationalist Churches, Scituate, also Belmont, Massachusetts, 1940-1945. Teaching fellow history Harvard, 1942, lecturer, instructor reformation history, div. school, 1944. Teaching fellow history Radcliffe College, 1942.

Professor of history Ursinus College, from 1945, head department, 1947-1967, faculty dean, 1952-1954, acting head of the department of fine arts, 1967. chairman social science staff, experimental program in teacher education Temple University, 1955-1958. Member Presbytery Philadelphia. Interim pastor Walnut St.

Works

  • Author: The Great Awakening in Nova Scotia 1776-1809, 1948. Editor of The Presbyterian Enterprise, 1956. Contributor hist journals.

Membership

Member.

Connections

Married Irene Margaret MacDonald, May 23, 1928. Children: Sheila (Mistress.

father:
Doctor Melbourne E. Armstrong

mother:
Mary B. (Davis) Armstrong

spouse:
Irene Margaret MacDonald

child:
Sheila (Mrs Armstrong