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William Jackson Jarman


William Jackson Jarman, American clergyman. Served to lieutenant commander as chaplain United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.; Member Religion in American Life (program committee 1966-1977.


Jarman, William Jackson was born on January 18, 1916 in Kansas City. Son of Eugene Oswald and Alpha Ellen (Bratten) Jarman.


Bachelor of Arts with distinction in English, U. Missouri, 1937, postgraduate, 1940-1941. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1940. Doctor of Divinity, Culver-Stockton College, 1959.


Ordained to ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1933. Pastor, Paris, Missouri, 1941-1942, Mexico, Missouri, 1946-1948, University Place Church Champaign, Illinois, 1948-1965, Park Avenue Christian Church, New York City, 1965-1977. Lecturer Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1966-1977.

President bd Illinois Disciples Foundation, Champaign, 1948-1966, Council Christian Unity, 1957-1964. Member general board National Council Churches, 1957-1972. Board higher education Disciples of Christ, 1948-1965, commission ministry Illinois Disciples, 1948-1965, member Executive Committee Consultation on Church Union, 1966-1974.

Member Executive Committee Champaign County Mental Health Clinic, 1956-1965. President board of trustees Disciples Division House of University of Chicago, 1960-1966. Trustee Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1966-1972.

Chairman Unity Commn of Christian Churches.


  • Author: Manual for Burial of the Dead at Sea, 1942. Looking Toward Marriage, 1960.


Served to lieutenant commander as chaplain United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Religion in American Life (program committee 1966-1977.


Married Mary Mona Love, May, 1, 1946. Children: William Jackson, Mona, Mary.

Eugene Oswald Jarman

Alpha Ellen (Bratten) Jarman

Mary Mona Love

William Jackson Jarman

Mona Jarman

Mary Jarman