William Herbert Perry Faunce

William Herbert Perry Faunce

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Jan 1930 (aged 71)
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Group:355; Lot:9, Beach ave near Cypress
Memorial ID 60241619 · View Source
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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).


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  • Maintained by: Cynthia Dambach
  • Originally Created by: Superkentman
  • Added: 17 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60241619
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Herbert Perry Faunce (15 Jan 1859–31 Jan 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60241619, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Cynthia Dambach (contributor 47056557) .