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Clergyman

William Converse De Witt, American clergyman. Club: University.

Background

Witt, William Converse De was born on October 31, 1860 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, United States. Son of Elijah Deweese and Fanny Amelia (Perkins) D.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Racine (Wisconsin) College, 1883, Master of Arts, 1886. Student General Theological Seminary, New York, 1883-1884. Western Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1885-1886, S.T.D., 1905.

Career

Deacon, 1886, priest, 1887, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Grace Church, Freeport, Illinois, 1886-1888, St. Andrew’s Church, Chicago, 1889-1906. Dean Western Theological Seminary, 1905-1927, president since 1925, also trustee.

Deputy to general convs. Protestant Episcopal Church, 1901, 10, 16.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Manual of Instruction for Confirmation Classes, 1900. Decently and In Order, 1914.

Membership

Club: University.

Connections

Married Martha Louise Cossitt, of LaGrange, Illinois, July 20, 1886. Children: Helen Cossitt (Mistress Harold D. Jones), Evelyn Isabel (Mistress Philip F. Hawley).

father:
Elijah Deweese D.

mother:
Fanny Amelia (Perkins) D.

spouse:
Martha Louise Cossitt

child:
Evelyn Isabel Witt (Mistress Philip F. Hawley)

child:
Helen Cossitt Witt (Mistress Harold D. Jones)