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Russell Cecil

Clergyman

Russell Cecil, American clergyman. member Council Reformed Chs.

Background

Cecil, Russell was born on October 1, 1853 in Monticello, Kentucky, United States. Son of Russell Howe and Lucy Anne (Phillips) Cecil.

Education

Brother of John Giles C. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1874, A.M., 1877. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1878.

Student, University of Edinburgh, 1878-1879. Traveled in Europe and Orient, 1879. (D D., Southwestern Presbyterian U., Clarksville, Tennessee, 1893, Princeton, 1895).

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, November 13, 1879. Pastor, Nicholasville, Kentucky, 1879-1885, Maysville, Kentucky, 1885-1889, Selma, Alabama, 1889-1900, 2d Church, Richmond, Virginia, since 1900. Moderator, Synod of Virginia, 1910-1911.

Moderator, General Assembly Presbyterian Church United States, 1911-1912. Chairman of the executive committee of publication. Member Council Reformed Churches, holding Presbyterian System.

Chairman of Commission of Southern Presbyterian Church in World’s Conference Faith and Order. Trustee Southwestern Presbyterian U., 1893-1895, Agnes Scott Institute, Decatur, Georgia, 1895-1899. President trustees Columbia (South Carolina.) Theological Seminary, 1898-1900.

Director Union Theological Seminary.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Three Discourses on Baptism, 1892. Education for the Ministry, 1894. In Trust with the Gospel, 1897.Handbook of Theology, 1923.

Membership

Member Council Reformed Chs.

Connections

Married Alma Miller, January 19, 1881.

father:
Russell Howe Cecil

mother:
Lucy Anne (Phillips) Cecil

spouse:
Alma Miller