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Russell Cecil


Russell Cecil, American clergyman. member Council Reformed Chs.


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


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).


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.


  • Other Work

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


Member Council Reformed Chs.


Married Alma Miller, January 19, 1881.

Russell Howe Cecil

Lucy Anne (Phillips) Cecil

Alma Miller