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William Pierson Merrill

Clergyman

William Pierson Merrill, American clergyman. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Independent.; Club: Century.

Background

Merrill, William Pierson was born on January 10, 1867 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of George and Emily Dodge (Abbot) Merrill.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers, 1887, A.M., 1890, Doctor of Divinity, 1905. Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1890. Doctor of Divinity, New York University, 1923.

S.T.D., Columbia, 1927. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rollins College, 1933.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1890. Pastor Trinity Church, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1890-1895, Sixth Church, Chicago, 1895-1911, Brick Church, New York, October 1, 1911-October 1, 1938 (pastor emeritus since). President trustees Church Peace Union. since 1915.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Faith Building, 1885. Faith and Sight, 1900. Footings for Faith, 1915.Christian Internationalism, 1919. The Common Creed of Christians, 1920. The Freedom of the Preacher, 1922.Liberal Christianity, 1925. Prophets of the Dawn, 1927. The Way, 1933

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa. Independent.; Club: Century.

Connections

Married Clara Seymour Helmer, September 15, 1896. Children: Helmer (deceased), Ernest, William Pierson (deceased).

father:
George Merrill

mother:
Emily Dodge (Abbot) Merrill

spouse:
Clara Seymour Helmer

child:
Helmer Merrill (deceased)

child:
William Pierson Merrill (deceased)

child:
Ernest Merrill