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Clergyman , educator

William Hersey Davis was an American clergyman and educator. He was a Member of American Philological Association, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.


Davis, William Hersey was born on January 20, 1887 in Norfolk County, Virginia, United States. Son of Quinton Clarence and Sarah Elizabeth (Davis) Davis.


Bachelor of Arts (Tanner Greek medalist), University Richmond, 1912, Master of Arts, 1913, Doctor of Divinity, 1931. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1917, Doctor of Theology, 1919. Research study, Berlin and Oxford, 1926-1927.

Doctor of Divinity Furman University, 1929, Georgetown College, 1947, married Mabel Lee Sewell, September 26, 1912. 1 son, William Hersey.


Ordained ministry Baptist Church, 1918. Pastor First Church, North Vernon, Indiana, Deer Park Church, Louisville, Finchville, Kentucky, until 1925. Professor New Testament interpretation Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, since 1920, director Library, since 1930.


Member American Philological Association, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: The Quindecim, The Ten.


Quinton Clarence Davis

Sarah Elizabeth (Davis) Davis