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