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Samuel Austin Moffett

Missionary

Samuel Austin Moffett, American missionary. Recipient government general empire day honor “for distinguished services in the cause of education in Korea,” 1925; gold medal from Imperial Education Association, 1935; representative from Korea to Evaluation Conference, China, 1926. member of faculty Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Korea, 1902-1935, president, 1902-1924.

Background

Moffett, Samuel Austin was born on January 25, 1864 in Madison, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel Shuman and Maria J. (McKee) Moffett.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Hanover (Indiana) College, 1884, Master of Arts, 1888, Doctor of Divinity, 1901. Graduate McCormick Theological Seminary, 1888. Post-graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1907.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Presbyterian Church, 1888. Stated supply, Appleton City and Montrose, Missouri, 1888-1889. Became missionary in Korea, Presbyterian Board United States of America, 1889.

Pastor Central Church, Pyengyang, Korea, 1893-1907, 5th Church, Pyengyang, Korea, 1909-1925. Member of faculty Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Korea, 1902-1935, president, 1902-1924. President Union Christian College, 1918-1928.

First moderator of Presbyterian Church of Korea, 1907, and moderator General Assembly, 1919. Delegate World’s Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, 1910. Chairman of the executive committee Korea Presbyterian Mission 3 times to 1933.

Delegate Jerusalem Conference, 1928.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of a number of textbooks and tracts in Korean.

Membership

Member of faculty Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Korea, 1902-1935, president, 1902-1924.

Connections

Married Mary Alice Fish, Doctor of Medicine June 1, 1899 (died 1912).; married second, Lucia Hester Fish, June 30, 1915. Children: James McKee, Charles Hull.

father:
Samuel Shuman Moffett

mother:
Maria J. (McKee) Moffett

spouse:
Mary Alice Fish

spouse:
Lucia Hester Fish

child:
James McKee Moffett

child:
Charles Hull Moffett