Ralph Hall Ferris Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster, 1901. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1904. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1906.
Doctor of Philosophy, Detroit Institute of Tech, 1936.
Came to the United States, May 23, 1889. Lecturer New York Board of Education, 1903-1907. Fellow Union Theological Seminary, 1904-1906.
Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1905, transferred to Congressional denomination, 1909. Pastor, first Congressional Church, Closter, New Jersey, 1903-1907. Instructor new testament Union Theological Seminary, 1906-1907.
Professor Chicago Theological Seminary, 1907-1911. Pastor first Congressional Church, East Orange, New Jersey, 1915-1917. Professor philosophy and social work Detroit Institute of Technology, 1927-1937.
Pastor Boulevard Congressional Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1930-1933. Associate pastor first Congressional Church, Detroit, 1936-1937. State director probation Lansing, Michigan, 1937-1947, state director pardons, paroles and probation, 1947-1949.
Acting pastor St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan, 1949-1950. Pastor Memorial Presbyterian Church, Bay City, Michigan, 1950-1951. Pastor Community Congregational Church, Tombstone, Arizona, 1951-1953.
Served as major, infantry, 1917-1919. Director domestic relations division Recorder’s Court, Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1935. Member revision secretary Detroit Charter Commission, 1913-1914.
Member Michigan Probation and Parole Association (life), American Association of Social Workers, American Prison Association, National Probation Association.
Married Ethel June Essig, June 5, 1913. Children: Ruth Amy (Mistress Vernon T. Smith), Robert Wesley.