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William Wistar Hamilton Edit Profile

Clergyman

William Wistar Hamilton was an American clergyman.

Background

Hamilton, William Wistar was born on December 9, 1868 in near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Perry and Kate Price (Roach) Hamilton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 1890, Doctor of Laws, 1927. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1893, Doctor of Theology, 1904. Doctor of Divinity, Georgetown College, 1905.

Career

Ministry, 1893; pastor chs. in Virginia, West Virginia, and McFerran Memorial Church, Louisville, until 1906. General evangelist Southern Baptist Convention, headquarters in Atlanta, 1906-1909. Pastor 1st Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1909-1918.

Evangelist, 1918-1922. Pastor St. Charles Avenue Church, New Orleans, 1922-1928. President Baptist Bible Institute, New Orleans, 1928-1942.

Pastor Gentilly Baptist Church, New Orleans, 1942-1947. Chaplain Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans. President Southern Baptist Convention, 1940, 41.

President Louisiana State Physician organization A.U. Trustee Virginia Orphans Home, New Orleans Union Baptist Seminary.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Helping Hand, 1908. Worldly Amusements

Membership

Member New Orleans Ministerial Union (treasurer), Southern Seminary Alumni (former president). Member United Order American mechanics.

Connections

Married Zula Belle Doyle, May 31, 1893. Children: William W., Perry E., Doyle R., Virginia B. ordained Baptist.

father:
William Perry Hamilton

mother:
Kate Price (Roach) Hamilton

spouse:
Zula Belle Doyle

child:
William W. Hamilton

child:
Perry E. Hamilton

child:
Doyle R. Hamilton

child:
Virginia B. Ordained Bapt Hamilton