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Clergyman

William Figley Weir, American clergyman.

Background

Weir, William Figley was born on December 28, 1861 in Augusta, Ohio, United States. Son of Andrew D. and Emily S. (Figley) Weir.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Jefferson College, 1886. Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 1886-1890. Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1887-1888.

Doctor of Divinity, College of Wooster, 1905. Doctor of Laws, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1930.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1889. Pastor Mingo Junction, O., 1889-1892, Toronto, O., 1893-1898, Cambridge, O., 1899-1902, Ashtabula, O., 1903-1912. College pastor, College of Wooster, 1912-1916.

General director Department of Men’s Work and district secretary of Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1916-1931. Later became head Department of Church Administration, Presbyterian College of Christian Education, Chicago. Retired, 1942, becoming pastor emeritus Deerfield Presbyterian Church, April 1942. Author: Giving the Men a Chance, 1931. The Program of the Local Church, 1932. The Lay Leader Looks at the Presbyterian Church, 1934.

Membership

Member Interdenom. Council of Men’s Work. Member National Council, Boy Scouts of America. Member of the board of trustees, College of Wooster.

Club: University (Chicago).

Connections

Married Martha J. Barr, October 30, 1889 (died January 1931).; married second, Sadie M. Galloway, June 27, 1933. Children: John Barr, William Thomas, LeRoy Moffat.

father:
Andrew D. Weir

mother:
Emily S. (Figley) Weir

spouse:
Martha J. Barr

spouse:
Sadie M. Galloway

child:
John Barr Weir

child:
William Thomas Weir

child:
LeRoy Moffat Weir