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William Wirt King

Clergyman , educator

William Wirt King, American clergyman, educator. Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1920, 24; member Council of Bds. of Benevolence Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920-1924; Member Beta Theta Pi.; Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner).; Club: Rotary.

Background

King, William Wirt was born on January 9, 1862 in Paint Bank, Virginia, United States. Son of Review Francis H. J. and Rufina E. (Wilson) King.

Education

Graduate West Virginia State Normal School, 1881. Bachelor of Arts from Scio College, at Scio, O., 1887. Master of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1890, Doctor of Philosophy., 1893.

Doctor of Divinity, McKendree College, 1898, Ohio Wesleyan, 1922. S.T.D., Iowa Wesleyan, 1904. Doctor of Laws, Baker U., 1928.

Career

1 son, William Wirt. Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1888. Pastor 1st Church, Huntington, West Virginia, 1888-1892, Trinity Church, Lafayette, Indiana, 1892-1895, Lindell Avenue Church, St. Louis, Missouri, 1895-1900, Grace Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1900-1906, Central Avenue Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1906-1910, Grace Church, St. Louis, 1910-1916. District superintendent Kansas Missouri District, 1916-1924.

President Ozark Wesleyan College, Carthage, 1924-1930, now emeritus. Pastor emeritus, Grace Methodist Church, St. Louis, since 1947. Vice president. Board Home Missions and Church Extension Methodist Episcopal Church.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to various mags. on religious and educational subjects. Author of chapters in “Out for Character,” “The Optimist’s Good Morning,” and “God’s Minute”.

Membership

Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1920, 24. Member Council of Bds. of Benevolence Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920-1924. Member Beta Theta Pi.

Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner). Club: Rotary.

Connections

Married Alta Muse Ford, October 2, 1889.

father:
Review Francis H. J. King

mother:
Rufina E. (Wilson) King

spouse:
Alta Muse Ford