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William Chalmers Covert

Clergyman

William Chalmers Covert, American clergyman. Awarded Silver Buffalo, Boy Scouts of America, 1939. Director. member Federal Council Chs; member exec.

Background

Covert, William Chalmers was born on October 4, 1864 in Franklin, Indiana, United States. Son of Albert Newton and Susan Elizabeth (Magill) Covert.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hanover (Indiana) College, 1885, A.M., 1888. Graduate Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1888. Doctor of Divinity, Hanover, 1905, Doctor of Literature, 1933.

Doctor of Laws, Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, 1917. S.T.D., Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 1924.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, St. Paul, Minnesota, September 1888. Pastor, St. Paul Park, 1888-1892, Merriam Park Church, St. Paul, 1892-1900, First Church, Saginaw, Michigan, 1900-1905, 41st St. Church, Chicago, 1905-1912, First Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 1913-1924. General secretary Board of Christian Education of Presbyterian Church, 1924-1934.

Visiting professor homiletics, Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 1939-1940. Member Federal Council Churches of Christ in America. Member Executive Committee Council of Church Bds. of Edition and of Executive Committee World Alliance of International Friendship Through the Churches.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Glory of the Pines. Wildwoods and Waterways, 1914. New Furrows in Old Fields.Religion in the Heart, 1926. Christ and Culture, 1930. Facing Our Day, 1934.Handbook to the Hymnal, 1935. With Cross and Crown in Every Land (pageant), 1937.

Membership

Member Federal Council Chs. Member exec.

Connections

Married Alice Brown Hudson, May 14, 1890. Children: Hudson, Katharine (Mistress L. H. Nichols), Seward.

father:
Albert Newton Covert

mother:
Susan Elizabeth (Magill) Covert

spouse:
Alice Brown Hudson

child:
Katharine Covert (Mistress L. H. Nichols)

child:
Hudson Covert

child:
Seward Covert