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Orville Anderson Petty

Clergyman

Orville Anderson Petty, American clergyman. Served as president Grace Hospital, City Mission, Connecticut Council Religious Education, New Haven Council Churches; Member S.A.R., Military Order Foreign Wars (chaplain general).; Mason.; Club: Graduate.

Background

Petty, Orville Anderson was born on February 20, 1874 in Cadiz, Ohio, United States. Son of Asbury F. and Sarah (Kyle) Petty.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Muskingum College, 1898. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1901. A.M., Colorado College, 1905.

Graduate student of University of Chicago, 1907-1910. Doctor of Philosophy. in Philosophy and Education, Yale, 1915, Doctor of Divinity, Yale, 1919.

Career

Ordained 1901; pastor Greeley, Colorado, 1901-1906, First Church, Aurora, Illinois, 1906-1911, Plymouth Church, New Haven, 1911-1929. President Arnold College, 1929-1930. Member India staff of Laymen’s Foreign Missions Inquiry, 1930-1931, adviser of Appraisal Commission, same, 1931-1932, and editor of research materials, same, 1932-1933.

Director research A Movement for World Christianity (formerly The Modern Missions Movement) since 1934. Lecturer, Department Race Relations, Graduate School, Yale, 1938-1941. Chaplain 2d Connecticut Infantry, Mexican border, 1916.

Served overseas as chaplain 102d Infantry, and senior chaplain and morale officer, 1917-1919. Served as major, chaplain 169th Infantry, 1921-1923. Lieutenant colonel same regiment, 1923-1929, and colonel same regiment, 1929-1938.

Retired brigadier general Cited in General Orders, and by General Pershing. Decorated Croix de Guerre and Chevalier de L’Ordre de l’Etoile Noire (French). Chevalier Ordre de la Couronne (Belgian).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Did the Term “The Gospel” Originate with Paul?, 1925. Kindling the Christmas Fire (verse), 1929. Common Sense and God, 1935.Editor of Supplementary Series to Re-Thinking Missions (7 vols.).

Membership

Served as president Grace Hospital, City Mission, Connecticut Council Religious Education, New Haven Council Churches. Member S.A.R., Military Order Foreign Wars (chaplain general). Mason.; Club: Graduate.

Connections

Married Evelyn Hammond, July 17, 1902.

father:
Asbury F. Petty

mother:
Sarah (Kyle) Petty

spouse:
Evelyn Hammond