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Richard Henry Crossfield

Clergyman , educator

Richard Henry Crossfield, American educator, clergyman. Member Bd of Education of Disciples of Christ; member Birmingham Sunday School Council, Pension Fund of Disciples of Christ.; Member American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Background

Crossfield, Richard Henry was born on October 22, 1868 in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Richard H. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Crossfield.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Kentucky U. (now Transylvania College), 1889. Graduate The College of the Bible, Lexington, Kentucky, 1892. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philisophy, University of Wooster, 1900.

Doctor of Laws, Georgetown College, 1915, University of Kentucky, 1917, Transylvania, 1930.

Career

Ordained minister of Disciples of Christ, 1894, pastor Glasgow, later Owensboro, Kentucky, 17 years. President Transylvania College, 13 years. President College of the Bible, 8½ years.

President William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 3 years. Pastor First Christian Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 1924-1927, First Christian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1927-1937. President Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1938-1939, president emeritus since 1939.

Works

  • Other Work

    • The Christian Principles of Sociology and Their Application to Present-Day Problems. Pilgrimages of a Parson. Contributor to mags. Lecturer and traveler.

Membership

Member Bd of Education of Disciples of Christ. Member Birmingham Sunday School Council, Pension Fund of Disciples of Christ. Member American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Clubs: International Kiwanis, Country, Clergy, Theta Phi.

Connections

Married Annie Ritchie Terry, February 5, 1895. Children: Dorothy, Terry.

father:
Richard H. Crossfield

mother:
Elizabeth (Jackson) Crossfield

spouse:
Annie Ritchie Terry

child:
Dorothy Crossfield

child:
Terry Crossfield