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Wilson Giffin Cole

Clergyman , educator

Wilson Giffin Cole, American clergyman, educator. Member of Executive Committee board of trustees University of Denver; Member Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Mu and Theta’ Chi Beta fraternities.

Background

Cole, Wilson Giffin was born on April 29, 1884 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Aaron Whitman and Mary (Moran) Cole.

Education

Diploma, Beaver College Academy, Pennsylvania, 1905. Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1909. A.M. from University of Pittsburgh, 1925.

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1928. Doctor of Divinity, Allegheny College, 1929.

Career

Rodkey (Mistress Harold C. Hancock). Pastor Spencer Methodist Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, 1912-1916, First Church, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, 1916-1920, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, 1920-1922, Oakland Church, Pittsburgh, and director Wesley Foundation, Pittsburgh, 1922-1925. Pastor Grant Avenue Church, Denver, 1925-1931.

Also professor homiletics, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, 1928-1931. Pastor Janes Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1931-1936, University Methodist Church, Syracuse, 1936-1950, now emeritus.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Writer of The Luxury of Religion, The Hill Far Away, The Leadership of Lincoln, Talking to Yourself, Signs of Splendor, The Audience Answers Back, The Creation of the Future, etc. Contributor to religious journals.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee board of trustees University of Denver. Member Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Mu and Theta’ Chi Beta fraternities. Clubs: The Wranglers, Friends of Reading, Social Literary, Current Events, Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Margaret Richards, April.

father:
Aaron Whitman Cole

mother:
Mary (Moran) Cole

spouse:
Margaret Richards