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William Ketcham Anderson, American clergyman. Member commissions on worship and music, and the ministry, Federal Council of Churches.; Member staff Ohio branch Council National Defense, 1917; Member American Hymn Society,; Mason.; Club: Pocasset (Massachusetts) Golf.


Anderson, William Ketcham was born on April 27, 1888 in New York City. Son of Bishop William Franklin and Lulah (Ketcham) Anderson.


Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1910, Doctor of Divinity, 1930. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1913. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1914.


Taught high chool, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1910-1911. Pastor, Carpenter, Wyoming, 1912. Ordained Methodist ministry deacon, 1915, elder, 1917.

Pastor Ohio State University, 1915-1918. Organizing secretary Ohio Council of Churches, 1919, and its 1st secretary, 1919-1920. Field secretary for Ohio of Inter-Church World Movement, 1920.

Pastor Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1920-1926, First Church, Butler, 1926-1928, Franklin St. Church, Johnstown, 1928-1940. Education director Comnn. on Ministerial Training, Methodist Church, since October 1940. Member of staff, Board of Education, Methodist Church.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to religious periodicals. Composer of several hymn tunes and songs. Author: (chapter) Athletics at Wesleyan, 1938.(with others) A Church Membership Manual For Methodist Ministers, 1943. Editor: The Student’s Handbook, 1942, 1945. Pastor and Church, 1943, 1945.The Minister and Human Relations, 1943. Protestantism, 1944


Member commissions on worship and music, and the ministry, Federal Council of Churches. Member staff Ohio branch Council National Defense, 1917. Member American Hymn Society.

Mason.; Club: Pocasset (Massachusetts) Golf.


Married Fanny E. Spencer, December 19, 1916. Children: Almeda Jane (Mistress C. Dudley Ingerson), Elizabeth Cushman, William F. II, Josephine Spencer.

Bishop William Franklin Anderson

Lulah (Ketcham) Anderson

Fanny E. Spencer

Almeda Jane Anderson (Mistress C. Dudley Ingerson)

Elizabeth Cushman Anderson

William F. II Anderson

Josephine Spencer Anderson