Pockman, Philetus Theodore was born on February 26, 1853 in E. Greenbush, New York, United States. Son of John Niver and Almira (Snook) Pockman.
Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers, 1875, A.M., 1878 (Doctor of Divinity, 1894). Graduate New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1878.
Ordained Reformed Church ministry, 1878. Pastor, Fairfield, New Jersey, 1878-1880, Greenville Church, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1881-1886, First Church, New Brunswick, January 1, 1887-January 1, 1912, First Presbyterian Church, Alden, New York, 1912-1916, 1st Reformed Church, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, May since 1916. President General Synod Reformed Church in America, 1911-1912.
President Board of Education Reformed Church, 1908-1912. Stated clerk Board of Supts., New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 16 years.