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Oscar Thomas Olson

Clergyman

Oscar Thomas Olson, American clergyman.

Background

Olson, Oscar Thomas was born on January 2, 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oliver W. and Helen E. (Thompson) Olson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Albion (Michigan) College, 1911, A.M., 1913, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. Student Union Theological Seminary, 1911-1913. Doctor of Letters, Western Maryland.

College, 1935; Doctor of Laws, Mount Union College, 1938. Doctor of Divinity, American U., 1947. S.T.D., Alleghany College, 1947.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Southwestern U., 1948.

Career

Simpson lecturer De Pauw U., 1929-1930. Exchange preacher World Alliance for Peace, Great Britain, Glasgow, summer 1929. Lecturer Boston University, Duke, Garrett Bib.

Institute, Union Seminary.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Some Values for Today, 1930. Compiler: Book of Worship, 1931. Editor: Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1945.

Membership

Member Joint Hymnal Commission Methodist Churches, representing Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, South and Methodist Protestant Churches. Member Mechanical Engineering General Conference, 1932, 40-48, 52, 56, 60, also. Member Uniting Conference Methodist Church, 1939, also Chairman of Commission rituals and worship.

Member Mechanical Engineering Jurisdictional Conference, 1940, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu, Delta Sigma Rho. Clubs: University, Alathian.

.; member of the board publications Methodist Church.

Connections

Married Edith M. Ketcham, October 16, 1912. Children: Walter T., John F., Robert P. Ordained to ministry Methodist Episcopal Church.

father:
Oliver W. Olson

mother:
Helen E. (Thompson) Olson

spouse:
Edith M. Ketcham

child:
Walter T. Olson

child:
John F. Olson

child:
Robert P. Ordained to ministry Mechanical Engineering Ch Olson