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Samuel Hayman Wainwright, American clergyman. Decorated Fourth Order of the Rising Sun, 1930. Honorary Advisory Christian Literature Society, 1940-1941. President Evangelical Alliance, St. Louis, 1910; honorary life member American Bible Society, Fondren Lecturer, 1927. Member Methodist Church; Club: Tokyo.


Wainwright, Samuel Hayman was born on April 15, 1863 in Columbus, Illinois, United States. Son of Review Daniel Thomas and Amanda Fitzallen (Agee) Wainwright.


Doctor of Medicine Missouri Medical College, 1886. Doctor of Divinity, Central College of Fayette, Missouri.


Practiced, Pierce City, Missoury, 1886-1887. Went to Japan under Board Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1888. Licensed to preach by Japan Annual Conference, 1893.

Principal Kwansei Gakuin, Kobe, 1890-1906. Twice elected president Japan Annual Conference. Delegate General Conference American, 4 times.

Pastor Centenary Church, St. Louis, during Doctor W. F. McMurry’s unexpired term, 1906. Translations St. Louis Annual Conference, 1907, presiding elder St. Louis district, 1907-1911. Pastor U. Methodist Church, St. Louis, 1911-1912.

General secretary (general manager), Christian Literary Society Japan, 1912-1939. Retired 1939. Acting pastor Hong Kong Union Church, 1899, Kobe Union Church, 1905-1906, Tokyo Union Church, 1916. Vice president American Association Tokyo, 1917, president, 1926.

President American Peace Society Japan, 1920-1921. Vice president Asiatic Society Japan, 1922-1929, president, 1930, 31. Delegate Ecumenical Conference of Methodism, London, 1921.

Member Executive Committee American-Japan Society, Tokyo. Chairman Foreign Auxiliary to Japan National Temperance League, 1933.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Campaigning for Christ in Japan. Social Japan in Japanese Literature. A Commentary on the Gospel of John (in Japanese), 1929.Principles of Protestantism (in Japanese), 1937. Translator of Wesley’s Sermons and Johann Wolfgang Lee’s “Making of a Man” into Japanese. Kokwa Jichiroku (A Buddhist treatise on Casuistry), into English.“Tanka’ or Short Poems. The Methodist Mission in Japan. Contributor to mags. and reviews on Oriental and religious subjects.Versed in Oriental classical literature.


Member Methodist Church. Club: Tokyo.


Married Margaret M. Todd, December 30, 1886 (deceased). Children: Daniel (deceased), Samuel Hayman, Elizabeth Agee.

Review Daniel Thomas Wainwright

Amanda Fitzallen (Agee) Wainwright

Margaret M. Todd

Elizabeth Agee Wainwright

Daniel Wainwright (deceased)

Samuel Hayman Wainwright