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Ozora Stearns Davis, American theologian.


Davis, Ozora Stearns was born on July 30, 1866 in Wheelock, Vermont, United States. Son of Alexander Warner and Caroline (Burroughs) Davis.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1889. Graduate Hartford (Connecticut) Theological Seminary, 1894. A.M., Doctor of Philisophy, University of Leipzig, 1896.

(Doctor of Divinity, Iowa College, 1906, Dartmouth, 1909. Doctor of Laws, Colorado College, 1921, Washburn College, 1922).


Ordained Congleton ministry, 1896. Principal White River Junction High School, 1889-1891. Pastor First Church, Springfield, Vermont, 1896-1899, Central Church, Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1899-1904, South Church, New Britain, Connecticut, 1904-1908.

President Chicago Theological Seminary, 1909-1929, now president emeritus and professor of practical theology. Author: The Pilgrim Faith, 1913. Using the Bible in Public Address, 1916.

At Mother’s Knee, 1916. Meeting the Master, 1917. The Gospel in the Light of the Great War, 1919.

Evangelistic Preaching, 1921. Comrades in the Great Cause, 1921. Preaching the Social Gospel, 1922.

Preaching by Layman, 1923. Principles of Preaching, 1924. Preaching on Church and Community Occasions, 1929.

Moderator of the Congressional Church, 1927-1929.


Married Grace Emeline Tinker, November 17, 1896.

Alexander Warner Davis

Caroline (Burroughs) Davis

Grace Emeline Tinker