Rauschenbusch, Walter was born on October 4, 1861 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Augustus (Doctor of Divinity) and Caroline (Rhomp) R., graduate 1st honors, classical Gymnasium, Gütersloh, Germany, 1883.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1884. Doctor of Divinity, University of Rochester, 1902, and Oberlin College, 1916. Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1886.
Studied abroad, 1891-1892, 1907-1908.
Ordained Baptist ministry, 1886. Engaged in religious work among German immigrants, New York, 1886-1897. In education German pastors, 1897-1902.
Professor church history. Rochester Theological Seminary, since 1902. Earl lecturer, Berkeley, California, 1910.