|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1859|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1930|
American clergyman, educator and president of Brown University. Son of baptist minister Daniel Faunce.
He graduated in 1880 from Brown University. After graduation, he taught freshman mathematics at Brown, then decided to become a minister. He graduated from the Newton Theological Institution in 1884, and thereafter served as pastor of the State Street Church in Springfield, Massachusetts until 1889, at which time he became pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church in New York City. He was offered the presidency of Brown University in 1899, which he held until 1929. During his administration the endowment grew considerably, many new buildings were added, and the size of the student body and faculty nearly tripled.
He was Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale University in 1907-08 and was prominent in the work of the Religious Education Association. His writings include numerous contributions to religious periodicals, and the volumes The Educational Ideal in the Ministry (1909) and What Does Christianity Mean? (1912).
Daniel Worcester Faunce (1829 - 1911)
Mary P. Faunce (1829 - 1888)
Sarah Edson Faunce (1860 - 1944)*
Perry Edson Faunce (1898 - 1920)*
Swan Point Cemetery
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group:355; Lot:9, Beach ave near Cypress
GPS (lat/lon): 41.85695, -71.38055
Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60241619
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Added: Feb. 6, 2012