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Nathan Dwight Baxter, American dean. Ordained Episcopal Church, 1977. Decorated Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm United States Army; fellow, College of Preachers, 1990; Charles E. Merrill fellow, Harvard Division School, 1998. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Cosmo Club.


Baxter, Nathan Dwight was born on November 16, 1948 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Beigium Nathan and Augusta Ruth (Byrd) Baxter.


Master of Divinity with honors, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1976. Doctor of Ministry, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1984. STD (honorary), Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1990.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, 2000. Department of Science and Technology (honorary), Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, 2001. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), York College, Pennsylvania, 2002.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 2003.


Curate St. John's Episcopal Church, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1976—1978. Rector St. Cypman's Episcopal Church, Hampton, Virginia, 1978—1984. Chaplain, professor religious studies St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, 1984—1986.

Dean, associate professor church and ministry Lancaster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, 1986—1990. Administrative dean, associate professor pastoral theology Episcopal Division School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990—1991. Dean Washington National Cathedral, since 1991.

Board directors Faith and Politics Institute, Washington, 1996. Lecturer, Medina Seminar Princeton University, New Jersey, 1997—2002. Preacher Chautaugua Institute, New York, 1997—2002.

Board member University Virginia Center on Religion & Democracy, 2002. Board directors Riggs National Bank, Washington, 2002. E-5 United States Army, 1968-1970.


  • Ordained Episcopal Church, 1977.


Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Cosmo Club.


  • Other Interests

    Black poetry, walking, jazz.


Married Mary Ellen Walker, June 10, 1969. Children: Timika Ann, Harrison David.

Beigium Nathan Baxter

Augusta Ruth (Byrd) Baxter

Mary Ellen Walker

Timika Ann Baxter

Harrison David Baxter