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Spenser Byron Meeser

theologian

Spenser Byron Meeser, American theologian.

Background

Meeser, Spenser Byron was born on February 16, 1859 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Josephine Hoover (Shermer) Meeser.

Education

Graduate Girard College, Philadelphia, 1874. Bachelor of Philosophy, Bucknell U., Lewisburg. Pennsylvania, 1883; graduate Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1886.

(Doctor of Divinity, Brown, 1901).

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1886. Pastor 1st Church, Paterson, New Jersey, 1886-1893, 2d Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1893-1896, 1st Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1896-1902, Woodward Avenue Church, Detroit, 1902-1907. Abroad 1 year; acting pastor Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn, 1908-1909.

Professor systematic theology, Crozer Theological Seminary, 1909-1930. Secretary and Executive officer Citizens’ State League of New Jersey, 1892-1893. Aided in securing legislative act raising age of consent in Delaware.

College preacher, Vassar, 1904. University preacher, University of Chicago, 1906. Corresponding secretary General Convention Baptists of N.A., since 1907.

President American Baptist History Society, 1916-1931. Editor of The Crozer Quarterly. Home: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Connections

Married Lillian Burk, December 14, 1886. Children: Carol Cooke (Mistress Eugene Edmond Ayres), Burk Shermer (deceased).

father:
William Henry Meeser

mother:
Josephine Hoover (Shermer) Meeser

spouse:
Lillian Burk

child:
Carol Cooke Meeser (Mistress Eugene Edmond Ayres)

child:
Burk Shermer Meeser (deceased)