Paden, William Mitchel was born in 1854 in in Washington Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward and Rachel Ann (Amrine) Paden.
Graduate Princeton Theol.
Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1883. Pastor Hollond Memorial Church, Philadelphia, 1883-1897, 1st Church, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1897-1912. Field worker for Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, 1913.
Chairman committee in Utah which collected evidence and made successful protest against the seating of B. H. Roberts, a polygamist, who had been elected to Congress. Chairman of the Utah citizens’ committee which framed and pushed the protest against the seating of Apostle Reed Smoot in the United States Senate as senator from Utah.
Clubs: University (Salt Lake City), National Arts (New York).