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Walter Buckner Nance

Missionary

Walter Buckner Nance, American missionary. Member American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Asiatic Society (N. China branch), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Theta (Chinese Scholarship honor society).

Background

Nance, Walter Buckner was born on April 16, 1868 in Cornersville, Marshall Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of James Washington and Mary Frank (Amis) Nance.

Education

Preparatory education, Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 1887-1889. Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1893. Vanderbilt School of Religion, 1893-1895.

Bachelor of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 1904. Student of University of Chicago, summer 1894, Union Theological Seminary, fall term, 1903. Doctor of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, 1922.

Career

Missionary Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in China, since 1896. Professor philosophy, Soochow U., 1901-1922, president, 1922-1927. Western adviser to Chinese administration of the University since July 1927.

Membership

Member American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Asiatic Society (N. China branch), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Theta (Chinese Scholarship honor society).

Connections

Married Florence Rush Keiser, of Union City, Term., September 28, 1898. Children: William Keiser, Lewis James (deceased), Dana Wilson, Francis Dean.

father:
James Washington Nance

mother:
Mary Frank (Amis) Nance

spouse:
Florence Rush Keiser

child:
Francis Dean Nance

child:
Dana Wilson Nance

child:
Lewis James Nance (deceased)

child:
William Keiser Nance