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William Thomas Milliken

Clergyman , educator

William Thomas Milliken, Canadian clergyman, educator. Member of fraternity Pi Gamma Museum; Mason. With others wrote Church School Improvement, 1925.


Milliken, William Thomas was born on January 4, 1871 in Cargill, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Wesley and Matilda (Kidd) Milliken.


Bachelor of Science, Chicago Seminary of Science (now defunct), 1901. Master of Arts, Ewing (Illinois) College, 1904, Doctor of Divinity, 1911. Student extra mural, Crozer Theological Seminary 4 years, also Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


One stepson, Sidney A. Mosher. Came to the United States, 1896 naturalized, 1918. Teacher, Maple Hill, Ontario, Canada, 1891-1893.

Student missionary in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Ontario, 1893-1896. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1898. Pastor successively Mapleton, Minnesota, Hebron Church, St. Paul, Park Rapids, Minnesota, Fort Collins, Colorado, Detroit, Minnesota, Oregon City, Oregon, until 1920, Salem, 1920-1923.

Director religious education, Oregon Baptist Convention, 1922-1929. Dean, acting head, Western Baptist Theological Seminary, 1927-1934, president May 1934-1944, dean and acting president, 1944, became professor of Greek and New Testament, 1945, later president emeritus. Instructor Greek; pastor Grace Church, Portland, Oregon, 1931-1946.


  • Other Work

    • Author of numerous poems in various journals, also Natural System of Teaching Greek. Author: Rhymes of a Sky Pilot.


Member of fraternity Pi Gamma Museum. Mason. With others wrote Church School Improvement, 1925.


Married Emily Frances Mosher, May 4, 1896 (died February 4, 1942). Children: Wesley Daniel, Frank William Pansy Louise (Mistress Henry Douglas Turner).

John Wesley Milliken

Matilda (Kidd) Milliken

Emily Frances Mosher

Frank William Pansy Louise Milliken (Mistress Henry Douglas Turner)

Wesley Daniel Milliken