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William Toth

educator , clergyman.

William Toth, Hungarian educator, clergyman. Recipient award Freedoms Foundation, 1954. Member Commission on Higher Education, Evangelical and Reformed Church; Member American Church History Society, Reformation Research Society, American Association University Professors, American History Association, American Hungarian Federation, History Society of Evangelical and Reformed Church. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma.

Background

Toth, William was born on February 25, 1905 in Bereg-Rákos, Hungary. Son of Michael and Mary (Pentek) Toth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1926. Bachelor of Divinity, Eastern Theological Seminary, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1941.

Career

Came to the United States, 1913, naturalized, 1928. Ordained to ministry of Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1929. Pastor Reformed Church, South Norwalk, Connecticut, 1930-1942.

Salem Reformed Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1942-1946. Professor, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1946-1961, Audenreid professor of history, since 1961. Visiting professor, University Maryland Overseas Program, 1959-1960.

Executive director Foundation for Reformation Research.

Works

  • Author: Beyond the Visible (Hungarian Sermons), 1935. Prayer Book for Men, 1945. Stephen Kis of Szeged: Hungarian Reformer, 1956.

    Also history articles various journals Co-editor: History of the Evangelical Church (Dunn), 1959. Editor of The Reporter of History Society Evangelical and Reformed Church Translator: At the Foot of the Cross, 1958. Contributing essayist Reformation Studies.

Membership

Member Commission on Higher Education, Evangelical and Reformed Church. Member American Church History Society, Reformation Research Society, American Association University Professors, American History Association, American Hungarian Federation, History Society of Evangelical and Reformed Church. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma.

Connections

Married Margaret Kalassay, May 18, 1933. Children: Alexandra Sara, William Jonathan.

father:
Michael Toth

mother:
Mary (Pentek) Toth

spouse:
Margaret Kalassay

children:
Alexandra Sara Toth

William Jonathan Toth