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Clergyman

Wilson Marvin Backus, American clergyman.

Background

Backus, Wilson Marvin was born on February 11, 1865 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edwin Eli and Clarissa Jeanette (Brainard) Backus.

Education

Educated Iowa State College, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Cambridge U., England.

Career

Ordained Unitarian ministry, 1888. Pastor successively, Alton, Illinois, Chicago, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at Lawrence, Kansas, since 1923. President Southwestern Federation of Religious Liberals since 1928.

Author of various monographs on religious subjects. Home: 1115 Louisiana St., Lawrence, Kan.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of various monographs on religious subjects.

Connections

Married Mary Day, September 2, 1890. Children: Edwin Burdette, Hugh Day.

father:
Edwin Eli Backus

mother:
Clarissa Jeanette (Brainard) Backus

spouse:
Mary Day

child:
Edwin Burdette Backus

child:
Hugh Day Backus