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Clergyman , educator

Waights Gibbs Henry, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Henry, Waights Gibbs was born on January 31, 1879 in Palm, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert Fillmore and Katherine Rebecca (Morriss) Henry.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Southern U., Greensboro, Alabama, 1900. Bachelor of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 1902. A.M., U. Alabama, 1911, Doctor of Laws, 1937.

Doctor of Philosophy., Boston University, 1915. Studied University Chicago, Harvard and law department Millsaps College. Doctor of Divinity, Birmingham-Southern College, 1925.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1903. Pastor Trinity, 1903-1906, Pratt City (Birmingham), 1907-1909, Tuscaloosa, 1910-1912, Jackson, Mississippi, 1914-1917, Brookhaven, 1918, Huntsville, Alabama, 1919-1920, 11th Avenue Church, Birmingham, 1921-1923. Professor religious education Emory University, 1924-1929.

Professor Bible at Athens College, since 1951.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Negro as an Economic Factor in Alabama, 1918. The Organization of Personality, 1922. Needful Knowledge for Worthful Living, 1930.Contributor to Upper Room.

Membership

Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, S., 1922-1930. Member General Epworth League Board, 1922-1925. Member Board Temperance and Social Service, 1926-1930.

Member Ecumenical Methodist Conference, 1931, 47, 51, Judicial Council Methodist Episcopal Church, South for term 1934-1939, judicial council Methodist Church, 1939-1940, 40-44, and elected for term 1944-1952 (vice president judicial council). Served as; Member Kappa Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu, Theta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa. Mason, Kiwanian.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Davis, June 18, 1903. Children: Robert Fillmore, Jefferson, Davis, Taylor Hill, Waights Gibbs, Ann Elizabeth.

father:
Robert Fillmore Henry

mother:
Katherine Rebecca (Morriss) Henry

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Davis

child:
Robert Fillmore Henry

child:
Jefferson Henry

child:
Davis Henry

child:
Taylor Hill Henry

child:
Waights Gibbs Henry

child:
Ann Elizabeth Henry